Death At Sxsw


SXSW Music: Tragic Deaths Darken Day 2

The SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas always teeters on the brink of chaos. A couple hundred thousand drunken revelers to see more than 2,000 musical acts will do that to a downtown. But in 28 years there's been arrests, protests, and even small riots -- but never a tragedy like this. Around 12:30 a.m. a car fleeing a drunk driving checkpoint rounded a corner, smashed through a barricade and plowed into a crowd, sending bodies flying and killing two festival-goers.