4 SXSW crash victims remain hospitalized

The effects of the tragic South by Southwest crash are not over.
Three lives have been lost and four other victims remain in the hospital Sunday.

It’s been 10 days since the fatal crash during South by Southwest, and the heartache remains.
27-year-old Jamie West and 35-year-old Steven Craenmehr died on scene.
26-year-old Sandy Le nearly 4 days later after suffering from major head trauma.
Le’s roommate Eric Nagurney tells us she was laid to rest Saturday in her hometown of Pass Christian, Mississippi.
He described her one-of-a-kind personality during an interview with us last week, “she had a way about her that very much lit-up a room and was just full of energy. That wouldn’t be accurate to say that’s her entire self in a nutshell but I mean, that’s definitely something that everybody loved about her. She was this energetic, unique presence,” says Nagurney.
Their friend, 26-year old Joseph McCraney, was also injured in the crash and released from UMC Brackenridge Saturday.
There are four others who remain hospitalized.
A spokesperson for UMC Brackenridge says DeAndre Tatum is in critical condition, while Gracie Nguyen and 29-year-old Evan West are both in fair condition.
West is the husband of Jamie West, who was killed while riding on a moped.
18-year-old Mason Endres is in fair condition at St. David’s hospital.
Last weekend she got the surprise of a lifetime.
The band she was going to see at the time of the crash, visited her at the hospital.
‘Jared and the Mill’ showed up to give her the concert she had missed.
Many of the victims’ families have set up funds for medical expenses, they are asking for the communities support.


To benefit those hurt in the crash, a social club is holding a fundraiser in their honor.
It will take place at The Mohawk on 9th and Red River Monday evening from 5:00 to 9:00.
The Austin Facial Hair Club will be raffling off prizes that have been donated by dozens of local businesses.
100 percent of the proceeds from the raffle tickets and t-shirt sales will go to the South by Couthwest Cares Fund.

“Within 12 hours there was just an outpour of all these amazing Austin businesses that just came to me. They’ve donated so many amazing things, really big ticket items that we are going to be raffling off. It really made me realize that we’re all a giant family here in Austin and that we should all become a part of this. We should help support the victims and the families,” says Taylor Weldon, Austin Facial Hair Club.

The Austin Facial Hair Club says they will be matching the tip donations that are provided during that time.