Seung "Data" Paik (August 14, 1972 – March 27, 1998) was a 25-year-old man who was killed by his friend, 19-year-old Carl J. Christensen, when Christensen drunkenly turned his Mitsubishi Galant into the path of a tractor-trailer truck, which crashed into the car broadside at the intersection of Backlick and Edsall Roads in Springfield early on the morning of March 27, 1998.
Christensen was driving Paik and his fiance, 20-year-old Vanessa Niemann, home from a co-ed bachelor party. Paik and Niemann were to be married the following day.
- Melillo, Wendy. "Man Charged in Crash That Killed Bridegroom." The Washington Post. WP Company, 28 Mar. 1998. Web. 27 Mar. 2017.