Two people were killed and at least 13 injured when a car plowed into pedestrian traffic early Thursday morning at SXSW. The Austin-Travis Country twitter feed is confirming the aftermath of the accident, which happened outside the Mohawk at Red River Street and East 10th Street around 12:30 a.m. local time.
Tonight is the first night of the music portion of SXSW, which attracts tens of thousands of visitors to the Texas capital. Many of the streets around the 6th Street are closed off to vehicle traffic to allow for the overflow of music fans.
The area around the Mohawk is currently closed off and is being treated as a crime scene, according to witnesses.