Suspected Drunk Driver Kills 2 at SXSW Festival

Several pedestrians were also injured after the suspect crashed through barricades into a crowd of people.
3:00 | 03/13/14

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The aftermath of last night's tragedy. SXSW festival in Austin. Stunned witnesses described a terrifying scene outside a night just after midnight. So I like it's not like and I just saw these people like to oddly like -- Terrifying to people are dead nearly two dozen injured after a suspect. Did drunk driver crashed through barricades into a -- the festival goers in the five day music film and interactive conference bring him thousands of for the Texas Capitol -- here camels networking priority. Austin police said officers were on duty last -- to trying catch potential drunk drivers. An officer's signal to this particular vehicle to stop the driver complied and pulled into a gas station but then weaved through -- cars and fled police. The suspect then rapidly accelerated. Down the street that you see behind me for about two blocks to eleventh street striking most of the pedestrians right here in this block that you -- between ninth. Intense street. Seven pounds -- yeah I'm doing it all these people -- right here in the vehicle then collided with a taxi in the moped. A male and female rider were killed. The suspect tried to flee the scene on foot but officers were able to quickly apprehend him. The suspect was actually chased by the pursuing officer. And that put an -- -- -- -- The organizers of SXSW. Say there will be schedule and -- -- changes for programs that we're taking place near last -- accident. But the festival will go on -- plan. Karen Travers ABC news Washington.

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