Illinois: Lyn Chieng killed by wrong-way DUI driver, say police

Illinois State Police Trooper Calvin Dye Jr. from interview on YouTube by BND

Illinois State Police

Crash that killed St. Louis Mo Lyn Trinh Chieng resident caused by DUI wrong way driver in Illinois. Photo courtesy of BND

Lyn Chieng killed by wrong-way DUI driver, say police

From Fox2Now

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – The driver who caused a wrong-way accident over the weekend that claimed the life of a 56-year-old south St. Louis woman is suspected of driving under the influence, Illinois State Police said.

According to Illinois State Trooper Calvin Dye Jr., the accident happened around 7 a.m. Sunday on westbound Interstate 64 at milepost 6.4 near Washington Park.

The suspect, who was driving a white Mercedes, slammed into a black Honda CRV, driven by Lyn Trinh Chieng. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators said the wrong-way driver, a 29-year-old man from O’Fallon, Illinois, was suspected of being under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. He was injured and is listed in critical condition at a hospital. his name has not been released yet.

Chieng’s family said they’re distraught and grieving, but didn’t wish to say anything publicly until relatives from out-of-town arrive in St. Louis. ….MORE