23 individuals have been transported. Of those 5 are in critical condition, 2 deceased. #SXSW— Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police) March 13, 2014
According to eyewitness reports, a grey sedan traveling at high speed smashed through barricades outside a venue at South By Southwest in Austin, critically injuring multiple people and causing at least two fatalities.
The accident occurred outside the Mohawk nightclub, which has canceled the rest of its slate for the night.
According to an eyewitness, a grey sedan with a smashed windshield went through a crowd and hit at least 20 people. Facts still forthcoming.— SPIN (@SPINmagazine) March 13, 2014
SXSW always leads to heavy foot traffic as concert-goers wander from venue to venue. The metal barricades are the type usually in place to control line flow, not prevent vehicle traffic. The crash happened around 12:30 a.m. Central time. A police press conference is scheduled for 2 a.m.
Update: According to officials, 23 bystanders were injured in the accident -- ten were taken to the hospital and five of those are in critical condition. The man and woman killed in the hit-and-run were riding a motorized scooter.