Former Trimble Tech Student Remains Critical After SXSW Crash

A former Trimble Tech High School student remains in critical condition more than a week after being hit by a car during the South By Southwest festival in Austin.

According to the Austin American-Statesman, 19-year-old DeAndre Tatum remains in critical condition on Friday at University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin. Tatum had previously been reported to be in a medically-induced coma.

Tatum is one of four total victims still in the hospital more than a week after an early morning car crash killed three people and injured more than twenty other victims.

Tatum graduated from Fort Worth's Trimble Tech High School last year and is the boyfriend of another crash victim, Tish Davis, who returned home to North Texas on Wednesday. Davis suffered a broken leg and had stitches in her face and head.

Tatum and Davis have been together more than two years and were on a Spring Break trip when they were hit by the car at the SXSW festival on March 13. On Tuesday, Davis said she didn't want to talk about Tatum's injuries.

Rashad Owens, 21, has been charged with capital murder and aggravated assault with a motor vehicle. He's accused of driving drunk and fleeing from police, then intentionally driving into the festivalgoers.

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