Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 year
Badge # B51
Cause: Automobile accident
Incident Date: 5/19/1998
Trooper Hung Le succumbed to injuries sustained when his patrol car was struck from behind on May 19th, 1998.
Trooper Le received burns to over seventy percent of his body, lung, and heart damage. His patrol car was struck from behind as he was stopped behind a construction crew, blocking traffic, on I-55. His emergency lights were activated when the crash occurred. The patrol car was pushed into the construction zone and burst into flames.
Construction workers and passersby were able to pull him from the wreckage and he was taken to a burn unit in Houston, Texas. The driver was charged with careless operation, not wearing glasses, and negligent injury.