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Three Members of Indonesian Family Killed and Three Seriously Injured in I-17 Head-On Crash

Van O'Steen

May 19, 2014

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Phoenix, Arizona—A wrong-way driver on Interstate 17 collided head-on with another vehicle, south of Sunset Point rest area, killing three members of an extended Indonesian family and seriously injuring three others.  The dead have been identified by Arizona DPS accident investigators as Lioe Kim Tjhiuw, age 78, Jenny Sudjono, age 70, and Evan Christian Hendriadi, age 50.  Those injured in the collision include Fenny Sudjono, age 47, Ryan Christian, age 9, and the driver of their vehicle identified only as Harianto (no other name), age 42 of Rancho Cucamonga, California.

Accident investigators have not yet released the name of the wrong-way driver who is reported to  be a man in his 60’s from Phoenix.  Early reports reveal that the man was believed to have been impaired at the time of the collision.

The Arizona DPS investigation continues.

We extend our condolences to all the family members of those who lost their lives through the reckless behavior of this wrong-way driver, and we wish the injured speedy and complete recoveries.

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