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Vigil held for SXSW crash victims

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Less than 24 hours after the deadly South by Southwest crash, a vigil was held to honor the lives and memories of the 25 victims.

St. David's Episcopal Church is a South by Southwest venue for concerts but this year, it was also the site of a vigil, organized to honor the memories of the two people who were killed and the 23 others injured after police say 21-year--old Rashad Owens drove the wrong way down a one way street.

Red River was barricaded off for pedestrian traffic only because of a show for South by Southwest. Eyewitnesses say he crashed through barricades, hitting pedestrians, a bicyclist, two people on a moped, a taxi and a van.

"The best of the human spirit was on display today and I'm not gonna allow one individual who cares about nothing but themselves, overshadow the greatness that we saw last night.  The greatness of the witnesses.  The greatness of the victims the first responders, from fire to police and ultimately the medical professionals in our hospitals," said APD Chief Art Acevedo.

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