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SXSW victims recovering from both physical & mental wounds

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Eight people are still hospitalized just days after a deadly crash at Austin's South by Southwest Festival.

Rashad Owens, 21, is charged with Capital murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after investigators say he drove through a crowd of people early Thursday morning.  Two people died and 23 were injured.

One of the survivors, Erica Hall, 18, says she's haunted.  She was walking along Red River Street in Austin early Thursday morning when police say she was hit by Owens.  Hall says she immediately blacked out when she was struck by the car.

"Seeing that when I woke up, I saw bodies and blood everywhere, says Hall"  "I'm still trying to get through that."

Her two friends were taken to another hospital where they're still recovering.  Curtisha Davis, 18, suffered serious injuries, but is listed in good condition; despite having a broken neck, leg and arm.

Her boyfriend Deandre Tatum, 19, is still in critical condition.  He apparently suffered some of the worst injuries in the crash and FOX 4 has been told he's in a medically induced coma.

Doctors say Erica Hall is expected to be ok.   But Erica says she may not ever fully recover from the memories of that night.

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