The Austin Police Department have released the names of the injured in the early morning crash near the Mohawk that claimed the lives of an unidentified Austin woman [update 5:50pm: Jamie Ranae West, 27] and Dutch SXSW attendee Steven Craenmehr.
UPDATE: A University Medical Center Breckenridge official Monday said that Sandy Le has died due to injuries sustained in the early Thursday morning SXSW crash. Le's death is the third fatality resulting from the incident. A fundraising site to benefit Le's family has been established here.
PREVIOUSLY: Of the 23 injured, 15 have been treated and released. Three remain hospitalized with non-critical injuries, and two remain in critical condition.*.
In a joint press release, SXSW, Mohawk, and Cheer Up Charlie's have announced that regularly scheduled showcases will be still happening tonight. SXSW Founder Roland Swenson said that cancellations could cause confusion for the tens of thousands of festival-goers.
“After talking with the Austin Police Department, we have determined that the most prudent course of action is to move forward with the SXSW shows scheduled at the Mohawk and Cheer Up Charlie's tonight. If we were to turn away potentially thousands of people who will arrive to see the shows, it would create a serious safety issue.”
The press released also detailed the following resources for victims and their families.•SXSW Cares (#SXSWCares) The SXSW Cares Fund will help people affected by the tragic events of March 13, 2014. The funds will be disbursed to those most affected through a community-based process. Donate at www.sxswcares.com
*Since publication, the APD has confirmed the identities of the three more victims – Gracie Nguyen, DeAndre Tatum, and Sandy Le.
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