Festival crash kills former NE Indiana resident

(WISH Photo, file)
(WISH Photo, file)

GARRETT, Ind. (AP) — A former northeastern Indiana resident has been identified as one of two people when a driver gunned a car through a street barricade and into a crowd of South By Southwest festival attendees in Austin, Texas.

The Auburn Star reports  27-year-old Jamie Ranae West died Thursday when the suspect’s car struck her while she was riding a moped at the festival and her husband, 28-year-old Evan West, was critically injured.

Jamie Ranae West was a 2004 graduate of Garrett High School, located about 20 miles north of Fort Wayne, and Evan West was a 2003 graduate. The couple had relocated to Austin.

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