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Driver indicted in wrong-way crash claiming father's life

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loved one was killed last summer when police say an impaired driver smashed into him while going the wrong way. loved one was killed last summer when police say an impaired driver smashed into him while going the wrong way.
Andrae Willis, 35, is charged with vehicular homicide involving alcohol and recklessness as well as DUI. Andrae Willis, 35, is charged with vehicular homicide involving alcohol and recklessness as well as DUI.
A fiery interstate crash prompts a warning about drunk driving from a family. A fiery interstate crash prompts a warning about drunk driving from a family.
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(WMC-TV) - A fiery interstate crash prompts a warning about drunk driving from a family. Their loved one was killed last summer when police say an impaired driver smashed into him while going the wrong way.

A grand jury recently indicted the accused drunk driver.

"It's just torn us completely apart," said mother Mary Toon.

Robert Toon's mother in Tulsa, Oklahoma was unaware that the driver of the car, who police say ran into her son while going the wrong way, had finally been indicted.

Andrae Willis, 35, is charged with vehicular homicide involving alcohol and recklessness as well as DUI.

"The loss of Rob ... I don't think he'll ever understand what he's done," said Mary.

Mary said the 37-year-old moved to Bartlett with his 15-year-old daughter Chloe for a new job in the medical field.

He was just so loving and he was an incredible dad," said Mary. "He loved his daughter more than life, and she will struggle the rest of her life; she will never ever be the same."

Chloe Toon said in an email, "Moving to Memphis with my papa was no doubt the BEST decision I will ever make. And it was ruined. By one careless human."

Toon's family hopes New Year's Eve revelers will reconsider drinking and driving.

"I'd like to tell them that if they're going to drink just stay home," said Mary.

Suspect Andrae Willis is out of jail on a $40,000 dollar bond.

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