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Police: Two dead after car crashes into Texas crowd

  • People carry a person who was struck by a car on Red River Street in downtown Austin, Texas, at SXSW on Wednesday March 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner)

AUSTIN, United States: Police say two people have died after a car drove through temporary barricades set up for the South By Southwest festival and struck a crowd of pedestrians.

Lt. Brian Moon says the two victims were confirmed dead at the scene in downtown Austin, along a block where several clubs are located. Moon says 21 others were transported to various hospitals, most with minor injuries. He says five to seven had more serious injuries.

The fatal crash happened around 12:30 a.m.

Police say the driver has been taken into custody.

 
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