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Man who plowed into crowd at SXSW could face death penalty

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Austin Police have charged a suspected drunk driver with capital murder after plowing into a crowded street at a popular music festival in Austin, Texas last Thursday, killing three people and injuring at least twenty three others.

According to reports, Rashad Charjuan Owens, 21, was spotted by police around 12:30am, driving the wrong way down a one-way street. As the authorities attempted to stop him, he sped off, ultimately accelerating through a group of pedestrians, striking a taxi and a moped, and crashing into a parked van.

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