Man killed in Friday evening Smith County wreck identified

Man killed in Friday evening Smith County wreck identified
Monday, September 23, 2013 - 11:52am

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.

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