Trimble Tech student, 18, returns home after wreck last week at SXSW

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A Trimble Tech High School senior has been released from an Austin hospital where she was treated after a wreck that killed three and injured 20 others last week at the South by Southwest festival.

Curtisha Davis, 18, suffered several broken bones March 13 when a man suspected of drunken driving crashed through a barricade and accelerated his car into a crowd in Austin’s Red River Entertainment District.

Davis was released Tuesday from University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin, hospital spokesman Steve Taylor said.

Meanwhile, Davis’ boyfriend, Deandre Tatum, 19, remained at the hospital in critical condition, Taylor said. Tatum is a 2013 graduate of Trimble Tech.

Authorities said Rashad Owens, 21, was fleeing from police when he crashed into the crowd. He has been charged with capital murder and aggravated assault with a motor vehicle. He was still jailed Tuesday with bail set $3 million.

This report includes material from the Star-Telegram archives.

Bill Miller, 817-390-7684 Twitter: @Bill_MillerST

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