Fourth Victim of Fatal SXSW Drunk Driving Crash Dies in Hospital

Deandre Tatum, 18, from Fort Worth, Texas, has become the fourth person to die following the horrific SXSW drunken car wreck. Aspiring musician Rashad Owens is accused of plowing through the crowd outside of a music venue during SWSW. Four people have now died as result of the crash.

He joins Jamie West, 27, Steven Craenmehr, 35 and Sandy Thuy Le, 35, who lost their lives on March 13 in Austin, Texas.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. He Just Graduated in 2013

Tatum had just graduated from Trimble Tech high school in Fort Worth in 2013. The Star-Telegram reports that the school are providing counseling to distraught students at this time.

2. Tatum Suffered Brain Damage

He had been brain damaged in the crash along with his girlfriend, high school cheerleader Curtisha Davis. She also suffered serious injuries including many broken bones, reports KHOU.

3. He Was Knocked Out of His Shoes

According to his mother, at the time of the crash, Tatum was hit so hard he was knocked out of his shoes, reports CBS DFW.

4. Tatum Was in a Medically Induced Coma

He had been in a medically induced coma since the crash at 12:30 a.m. on March 13. Tatum had been in intensive care at the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

5. Tatum Worked 2 Jobs to Support Himself

SXSW Crash Victim DeAndre Tatum


One friend said that Andre is a, “real good kid, stays out of trouble. I think he had like two jobs.”

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