Driver behind SXSW horror crash hit with 20 more charges

The driver reportedly involved in the fatal car crash which killed four people at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas last month (Mar14) has been hit with 20 additional charges of aggravated assault. Aspiring rapper Rashad Owens, who had been due to perform at the music and film event, was arrested on 13 March (14) after allegedly losing control of a car he was driving and steering into a crowd of music fans waiting outside The Mohawk Club, instantly killing Steven Craenmehr, 35, and 27-year-old Jamie Ranae and injuring a number of others.
The suspect was charged with one count of capital murder and, on Tuesday (01Apr14), it was revealed that police have since filed a slew of other claims for aggravated assault against the 21 year old. Each of the new accusations carry a 99-year prison sentence.
Two other victims, DeAndre Tatum and Sandy Le, died from their injuries days after the tragedy.
Owens is currently being held on $3 million (£1.88 million) bail.