We are very sad to report that a fourth person has died in the wake of the March 13 car crash at SXSW. According to Consequence of Sound, the fourth victim, 18-year-old De’Andre Tatum of Fort Worth, had been in a medically induced coma since the day of the accident. Tatum and his girlfriend Kartisha Davis had been walking together along Red River Street in Austin at the time of the accident, in which they were both severely injured. Davis has since fortunately been released from the hospital, however Tatum passed away on Thursday. The driver of the vehicle is still in custody at the Travis County Jail.
Among the other three victims, Steven Craenmehr of the Netherlands and Jamie Ranae West of Austin were pronounced dead at the scene. The third victim, Sandy Le, passed away on March 17 in the hospital. As we’ve mentioned, Le was the good friend and roommate of our own writer E. Nagurney. If you would like to honor the memory of the victims of this tragedy, you can donate to the SXSW Cares Fund set up by the Austin Community Foundation, or to this Fundly campaign. Donations gathered by way of the Fundly campaign will go directly to Sandy Le’s family. Whether you’re able to donate or not, we ask that you keep all of the people connected to this thoroughly shitty ordeal, including the friends and families of these victims and the more than 20 other people who were injured, in your thoughts.