Two people have died and five left in critical condition after a driver fleeing police crashed into crowds at the South By South West (SXSW) music festival in Texas last night.
According to Austin Police Department, the incident took place at 12.30am local time on Red River Street after the suspect reportedly fled a drink driving checkpoint.
Shortly after the incident occurred, the Austin Police Department tweeted that 23 people had been taken to hospital, five of those in critical condition, while two unidentified people died in the collision.
23 individuals have been transported. Of those 5 are in critical condition, 2 deceased. #SXSW
— Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police) 13 Март 2014