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Woman hit by drunken driver while changing flat tire dies

10/15/2009 - San Bernardino, CA
Woman hit by drunken driver while changing flat tire dies

A 19-year-old woman struck on the 10 Freeway by a drunken driver last weekend while changing a flat tire has died, coroner's officials said today.
Vickie Chen and Elaine Shin Ly, both of Rosemead, were attempting to change a tire on their Toyota Camry near the Richardson Street overpass in Loma Linda when a motorist veered off the westbound lane and smashed into the back of the woman's car at 70 mph.

The Toyota ran over both women.

Daniel Miersma, 23, of Redlands was arrested on suspicion offelony driving under the influence and injuring someone. He is expected to be charged with Chen's death.

Ly was hospitalized with several contusions and a compound fracture to her right leg.

Any witnesses to the collision are asked to call the CHP at (909) 383-4247.

By Stacia Glenn - The Sun San Bernardino

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