Police: 1 man, 1 woman died at South by Southwest

Posted: March 13, 2014 at 5:08 a.m.
Updated: March 13, 2014 at 2:03 p.m.

AUSTIN, Texas — A Dutch music company has identified one of the victims of a suspected drunken driver who barreled through barricades at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin.

Police Chief Art Acevedo said one of two people killed early Thursday was a Dutch citizen riding a bicycle.

Massive Music, a company with offices in Amsterdam, New York and London, said one of their employees was killed in the crash in Austin and identified him as 35-year-old Steven Craenmehr.

The driver also allegedly struck a moped, killing the woman on it. A man on the moped and 22 pedestrians were injured.

The driver was expected to be charged later Thursday, when his name would be released.


« Previous Story

After 31 days, fiscal session calls it a wrap

State Rep. Les Carnine, R-Rogers, draws laughs Wednesday as he alternately makes “thumbs up” and “thumbs down” gestures. Carnine, who switched his vote on the private option from “present” to “yes” earlier in the session, was reacting to a suggestion that he needs a “not yet” button on the voting system.

The Arkansas Legislature wrapped up its fiscal session Wednesday, sending Gov. Mike Beebe measures that would ... Read »

Next Story »

In the news

Sohail Mohammed, a New Jersey state judge, ruled that women in that state can prevent a baby’s father from being in the delivery room, citing privacy rights outlined in two... Read »