2 Dead After Vehicle Plows Into Crowd Near South By Southwest

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A man and a woman were killed and dozens of others were injured in Austin, Texas, early this morning after a fleeing driver crashed his vehicle through barricades set up for the South by Southwest festival, plowing into a crowd of people, police said.

Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo said 23 people were injured, five of them critically, in the incident. The driver is suspected of DWI, according to ABC affiliate KVUE.

The two victims who died were on a moped. Many of the pedestrians were leaving a club where a concert had been held, Acevedo said.

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