Jamie West




Age: 27


Summary: inventory sales clerk at the local jewelry boutique store Leighelena Jewelry Designers in Austin, Texas who was among one of two known fatalities reportedly involved in a violent March 13 DUI vehicular accident that also killed a Dutch tourist at the scene and seriously injured at least 23 other people including her husband Evan West after being rammed by a speeding car driven by suspected drunk driver identified as 21-year-old aspiring rapper Rashad Charjuan Ownes 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 Southwest 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: Killed in a hit-and-run accident caused by a drunk driver


Born: October 5, 1986


Died: March 13, 2014


Location: Austin, Texas