Driver charged in St. Paul fatal crash

Author:
Updated:
Original:

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.

Next Up

CBP heater

More than $260K in fake heaters seized at Minnesota border

The 780 infrared zone heaters were found in a rail car bound for Ranier, Minnesota.

Ian Cole

Wild trade Greg Pateryn to Avalanche for Ian Cole

Cole won a pair of Stanley Cups in Pittsburgh and is a former first-round pick.

1024px-Hudson,_Wisconsin_9

St. Croix County GOP chair resigns after incendiary post on official website

John Kraft sparked controversy with his 'Prepare for War' post on the party website earlier this month.

ann kim

Ann Kim's new restaurant, Sooki & Mimi, to open in February

The James Beard Award winner is the brains behind Young Joni, Pizzeria Lola, and Hello Pizza.

Screen Shot 2021-01-19 at 1.32.19 PM

Firefighters rescue worker after trench fall in Rochester

The construction worker fell about 15 feet.

gray wolf

Grand Marais mayor's dog survives attack by wolves

He heard his 65-pound dog "screaming bloody murder" and then saw the wolves chasing her.

Screen Shot 2021-01-19 at 12.04.55 PM

Minnesota's COVID vaccine appointment site goes live

Huge demand was expected when the site went live at noon.

emily ford

Duluth woman is hiking 1,000-plus miles on the Ice Age Trail this winter

She could be the second person ever to finish a winter-thru hike of the Wisconsin trail.

coronavirus, covid-19, icu

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, January 19

Two days in a row with fewer than 1,000 new cases.

Related