One dead, two injured in Interstate 20 wreck

Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 4:15pm

A four car accident leaves one dead and two injured in Smith County.

Smith County DPS tells us it happened around 6:20 p.m. Friday evening on Interstate 20 at Mile Marker 571.

Three cars were driving westbound and were stopped because of an accident when a fourth car slammed into the back of the vehicle and impacted into the other vehicles.

Joe Wei-Jin Chao, 62, of Beaumont was killed in the crash while two others, Vincent Diep Chao, 39, of Kenner, Louisiana, and Ruthy Luszo Chao, of Beamont were injured.

Joe Chao was pronounced dead at the scene by Judge Shamburger. 

Both Vincent and Ruthy Chao were taken to a Tyler hospial for their injuries.

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