DeAndre "Dre" Tatum




Age: 18


Summary: graduate student at Trimble Technical High School in Forth Worth, Texas who had been hospitalized in critical condition for more than two weeks but never regained consciousness from a severe brain injury suffered in a violent March 13 DUI vehicular accident that killed at least two people at the scene and seriously injured 23 others including his girlfriend Kartisha Davis after being rammed by a speeding car driven by a suspected drunk driver identified as 21-year-old aspiring rapper Rashad Charjuan Owens while trying to evade a police chase in an effort to avoid a drunken-driving traffic stop when Owens had accelerated his car into a crowd of festival attendees through a street barricade outside the popular The Mohawk bar and live music venue during the annual South by South West Music Festival in downtown Austin's Red River Entertainment District, in which the incident prompted discussion about whether the SXSW festival had grown too large and raucous after Owens was charged with capital murder and aggravated assault with a motor vehicle.



Cause of Death: Injuries sustained in a hit-and-run accident caused by a drunk driver


Born: May 10, 1995


Died: March 27, 2014


Location: Austin, Texas