Two Chins Died in US Car Accident
30 May 2012: A car accident occurring in the early morning of Monday on the William Natcher Parkway in Ohio County, Kentucky State of USA killed two Chins and injured six.
One of the two victims who died at the scene has been identified as Mr. Thawng Lian Cung and details of another Chin still remains unknown.
An email by Val Aung Kyaw Oo said the ‘unnamed’ Chin recently arrived in the USA and was in the process of moving to Georgia State where his relatives live.
The accident took place around 7am near the intersection of the Natcher Parkway and the Western Kentucky Parkway when the driver, identified as Mr. Lian Awi, was reportedly falling asleep while driving his 2007 Honda Pilot car carrying a total of eight people.
Lian Awi, who is lodged in the Ohio County Detention Center in Hartford, has been charged with DUI (Driving Under the Influence), assault and manslaughter, according to the Tristatehomepage.com.
The driver and his friend sitting in the front escaped uninjured while the other four, who are of Mon, Arakan and Chin ethnicity from Burma, have been treated at various hospitals in three different states.
Police believed that alcohol was a factor involved in an early morning crash while the group was returning from a fishing trip during a busy holiday weekend.
Authorities said the accident could have been avoided, according to the Tristatehomepage.com.
Reporting by Thawng Zel Thang