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Suspected DUI driver charged in fatal wrong-way I-64 crash

Wrong-way crash on Interstate 64 kills one person

A woman was killed Sunday morning in a car accident on I65 near Washington Park and East St. Louis.
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A woman was killed Sunday morning in a car accident on I65 near Washington Park and East St. Louis.

An O’Fallon man turned himself in to police on Thursday morning in connection to a wrong-way car accident that killed a St. Louis woman nine months ago.

Brandon J. Bell, 30, faces one count of aggravated driving under the influence and one count of reckless homicide, Illinois State Police Trooper Calvin Dye Jr. said.

Around 7 a.m. on Jan. 21, Bell was driving eastbound in the westbound lane of Interstate 64 near Kingshighway in Washington Park when he collided with another vehicle. The driver of that car, 56-year-old Lyn Trinh Chieng of St. Louis, was declared dead at the scene.

Bell’s bond was set at $100,000. He was released from jail after posting bail.

Hana Muslic: 618-239-2626, @h_muslic
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