Man killed in Friday evening Smith County wreck identified
Smith County, Texas (KETK) — On person was killed and two were injured in a Friday early evening wreck.
Friday, at 6:22 p.m., DPS Troopers were notified of a multiple vehicle crash on IH-20 in Smith County, West of US 271.
An SUV, driven by Jennifer Nelson of Longview, was westbound on I-20. Traffic was stopped due to a previously occurring crash. Nelson struck the back end of a car driven by Vincent Joseph Chao, 39, of Monroe, Louisiana ,who was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Chaos' passenger, Yong S. Chao, 71, also of Monroe, was killed.
Another passenger in the vehicle, Shiu-Fang Chao, 65, was injured and was also taken to a local hospital.
The car was then pushed into another SUV driven by William Sheldt Miles, Jr., of Bridgeport.
Miles’ SUV then struck a different car driven by Bryan Shelt Miles of Paradise.
No other injuries were reported and wet road conditions were a contributing factor in the crash.
The crash was investigated by Trooper Charles Loftin. He was assisted by Troopers Johnson, Thompson and Anthony all of DPS Tyler.