A drunk driver trying to evade police crashed into a crowd of pedestrians in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Local police say a drunk driver, who they were attempting to pull over, crashed through barricades and into a crowd of SXSW attendees. They say it was an "intentional act," according to a BBC report, and plan to charge the driver with capital murder. The incident happened at around 12:30 AM Thursday morning at 9th and Red River Street.
SXSW managing director Roland Swenson said: "Dozens of us were on the scene when the incident occurred and we worked closely with APD to create a perimeter around the area, turning back all the visitors spilling out of the clubs who headed north on Red River Street."
He added: "To avoid confusion we plan to carry on with our scheduled daytime events at the Austin Convention Center in order to serve our tens of thousands of participants during this tragic time."