It appears a car has crashed into a crowd of people waiting to get into Mohawk at SXSW for Tyler, The Creator's performance, with multiple people injured.

The Austin Police Department have been tweeting since the accident took place, confirming that 23 individuals had been transported, 5 of which are in critical condition and 2 deceased.

Reports are suggesting the car was being chased by the police, though at this point it would make sense to wait for the media briefing at 2:00am (local time) before jumping to any conclusions.

Out thoughts go out to anyone injured in the accident. Stay safe folks.

Update: The Austin Police Department tweeted this - "If you witnessed, have video/photos of the incident @ Red River call (512) 974-5186. Do not tie this line up for any other reason."

Update 2: Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo gave a brief press conference this morning, which you can watch below via Statesman. They plan on charging the driver with two counts of capital murder, and 3 counts of aggravated assault with a vehicle. Due to state laws, this the suspect could face the death penalty. [via SPIN]

Update 3: The Police Department have confirmed that the driver attempted to evade a DWI check, which led him to injuring 20+ people, including two people riding a moped (they were pronounced dead at the scene).

Update 4: It has been confirmed that only one of the deceased, a local woman from Austin, was riding the Moped. The other, a man from the Netherlands was riding a bicycle. Of the Eight people who remain in hospital, two are in critical condition, and three are receiving treatment or surgery. SXSW, and its Managing Director Roland Swenson have both released official statements regarding the tragic event:

SXSW's reads:

Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by the tragic accident that took place last night here in Austin.

We appreciate and commend the first responders, as well as the city agencies who so quickly sprung into action.

We will be making schedule and venue changes for programming in the surrounding area of last night's events. All other programming will continue as previously scheduled.

Please watch and for updates throughout the day.

And Swenson's:

The SXSW staff is stunned and deeply moved by the events of last night.

Dozens of us were on the scene when the incident occurred and we worked closely with APD to create a perimeter around the area, turning back all the visitors spilling out of the clubs who headed north on Red River Street.

To avoid confusion we plan to carry on with our scheduled daytime events at the Austin Convention Center in order to serve our tens of thousands of participants during this tragic time.

All of the SXSW staff and volunteers reported for their regular duties this morning and will continue working today on the event.

We are contacting all of the venues to find out if they have made any decisions about their operations that might impact our visitors.

Despite all of our preparations for dealing with a major incident during SXSW, nothing could really prepare us for how this feels. As much as we would like to just go home and spend time absorbing the shock of this horrific event, we feel our best use is to continue to operate today.

One of the fatalities was a SXSW registrant, a gentleman from the Netherlands. Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured and with the families of the fatalities.