Driver charged in St. Paul fatal crash


The driver charged in a crash that killed two people in St. Paul early Friday morning now faces criminal charges.

The Pioneer Press reports 21-year-old Teng Vang of St. Paul has been charged with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide.

According to the criminal complaint Vang says he had been "celebrating Valentine's Day" when he drank "about five Bud Light beers" at the Moonshine Saloon.

Vang was driving the '96 Honda Civic with three other passengers when police say it was traveling well above the posted 30 mph speed limit on the wrong side of the road. The car slammed into a parked pickup truck in the 1500 block of Hazelwood Street, killing cousins 28-year-old Chue Vue and 29-year-old Tou Vue.

The complaint says their injuries were so severe, they had to be identified by their tattoos.

Chee Vang, 20, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and is expected to recover.

WCCO talked with family members who said Tou Vue was married with a baby on the way and Chue Vue was a father of four.

Teng Vang submitted a blood sample that will determine his blood-alcohol content.

After the crash, the driver was on the phone with his father and was heard saying, "Jail is candy. Two to three years, I don't care,"

If convicted, Vang faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $40,000 fine.

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