AUSTIN, Texas - An angry crowd beat a man to death after a vehicle he was riding in struck and injured a young girl.
Police believe 2,000 to 3,000 people were in the area for a Juneteenth celebration when the attack occurred Tuesday night.
The driver had stopped to check on the little girl at the entrance to an apartment complex when a group of men attacked him, authorities said. The passenger, David Rivas Morales, 40, got out to try to help the driver, but the crowd turned on him.
Morales was beaten to death by as many as 20 men and left lying in a parking lot, police Commander Harold Piatt said.
The little girl, 3 or 4 years old, was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.