Trimble Tech Students Pray for Classmates Injured in South By Southwest Wreck

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    The show will go on in Austin after a deadly crash killed two people and injured 23 more early Thursday morning. Friends of some of the victims in Dallas sent prayers to those injured in Austin. (Published Thursday, Mar 13, 2014)

    The students at Trimble Tech High School in Fort Worth are helping each other cope with the pain that two of their classmates were injured in a fatal car wreck at the South By Southwest festival in Austin.

    The early Thursday morning crash killed two people and injured 23 others. Rashad Charjuan Owens, 21, is the driver suspected of barreling down police barricades into a crowded street.

    Nineteen-year-old Deandre Tatum and his girlfriend, 18-year-old Curtisha Davis were injured in the crash.

    Tatum just graduated Trimble Tech and Davis is a senior at the high school. The two have been together more than two years and were on a Spring Break trip.

    The two are now at Brackenridge Medical Center in Austin.

    Davis' mother, Regina Davis, told NBC 5 that her daughter has multiple fractures and is in a lot of pain. Her daughter is able to talk and has asked about Tatum's condition.

    Regina Davis told NBC 5 that Tatum is in intensive care.

    Friends were shocked when they heard the news about the crash and found out that Davis and Tatum were two of the people injured. 

    “I just hope he pulls through it.” said classmate Chasten King.

    One Trimble Tech classmate, Chassity McLean, fought tears the whole day, but felt some relief when she heard her Davis’ voice.

    “We called her mom, and she said, 'Hello,' and I just told her we are here for her,” said McClean.

    “Both of them are sweet loving people. Whatever you need, they will give it to you,” said friend Shavonna James.

    NBC 5's Ray Villeda contributed to this report.