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Ft. Worth teen dies from injuries in South by Southwest crash

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A Fort Worth teen injured after a car crashed into a crowd at South by Southwest earlier this month died on Thursday.

Deandre Tatum, 19, died after being in a medically-induced coma since the March 13 crash. He is the fourth person to die from the incident.

Police said 21-year-old Rashad Owens was intoxicated early when he smashed through the festival barricades on Red River Street and mowed down dozens of people at about 1 a.m.

Tatum's friends are in disbelief.

"We did not expect it to end like this; we really didn't," said Montoya Davis, a friend of Tatum's.

Tatum's girlfriend, Curtisha Davis, 18, was with him at the time of the crash. She was hospitalized and later released after breaking her arm, neck and leg. The two met at Ft. Worth's Trimble Tech High School.

Outside Davis' apartment, friends gathered to grieve on Thursday.

"I can only imagine how she feel, having to realize that she not be able to see her boo no more," said Briahna Jordan, one of Davis' friends. "That's her baby."

Davis was too upset to speak with FOX 4 on Thursday, and her tweets reveal just how much hope she had for her boyfriend.

Shortly before noon, she posted a prayer, reading, "Dear lord please give my love strength and power and a speedy recovery. Watch over him lord make him stronger make him pull threw. Amen"

About 20 minutes later she tweeted, "Rip to my love ;/ im really goin threw it."

"We really thought he was gonna pull out. We thought he'd be at prom with her, we thought he would be in our graduation, and he's not," said Markeysha Sanders, a friend of Tatum's.

The crash also killed Steven Craenmehr, 35, of the Netherlands, Jamie West, 27, of Austin and Sandy Le, 26, of Mississippi. More than 20 other people were hospitalized.

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