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Two Victims of SXSW Crash, Including Critical Patient, Are Fort Worth Teens

Andrew Huygen for KUT News
The memorial outside the Mohawk nightclub on Red River Street, where two were killed and 23 injured last week.

Update: Curtisha Davis has been released from University Medical Center Brackenridge, a hospital spokesperson says. According to Fort Worth media, she has returned home. Her boyfriend, DeAndre Tatum, remains in critical condition.

Two other Brackenridge patients (Gracie Nguyen, Evan West) remain in fair condition; at St. David's hospital, Mason Endres also remains in fair condition.

Another Brackenridge patient (Joseph McCraney) remains in good condition. 

Original story (1: 56 p.m.): KERA News in Dallas has details on two of the victims in last week'sfatal South by Southwest crash.

Two of the victims still hospitalized – 17-year-old Curtisha Davis and 18-year-old DeAndre Tatum – are current and former students at Trimble Tech High School in Fort Worth. "Cheerleader Curtisha Davis is expected to leave the hospital in the next few days," KERA reports."But DeAndre Tatum is still in a medically induced coma." The two are girlfriend and boyfriend. 

Like many others, Trimble High students first learned about the incident through social media:

"It was on Facebook," said Taraysha Woods. "It was on Instagram. That's how I found out. … It was sad because it could have been anybody. And I just thank god it wasn’t me or anybody I was close to."

KERA notes the incident came as the school was reeling from another tragedy: the stabbing death of Trimble junior Jocelyn Saucedo. A counseling center has been set up at the school to help the students.

21-year-old Killeen, Texas resident Rashad Owens has been formally charged in the crash that killed two people and injured 23 on Red River Street during South by Southwest.

Read/listen to KERA's story here.  

Wells has been a part of KUT News since 2012, when he was hired as the station's first online reporter. He's currently the social media host and producer for Texas Standard, KUT's flagship news program. In between those gigs, he served as online editor for KUT, covering news in Austin, Central Texas and beyond.
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