2 killed, 4 hurt after car slams into tree
SINGAPORE - Two people died and four others were injured in an accident that saw a car wrecked after it slammed into a tree yesterday morning.
The white Volkswagen crashed through a road barrier and rammed into a tree on a road divider on the East Coast Parkway along Marine Vista.
Police said they received a call about the accident at 7.32am.
The driver and a woman in the passenger seat were pronounced dead at the scene, while the four seated at the back were taken to Changi General Hospital for treatment.
The driver is believed to be Jamie Ho, 33, a director and associate publisher at Magazines Integrated.
He specialised in "interactive media, mobile broadcasts and events marketing, particularly for cyber-gaming and e-sports", according to the company's website.
Mr Ho and his father, Ho Sum Kwong, are both listed as directors of Magazines Integrated in Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority records.
The group publishes food magazine Epicure, as well as special-interest magazines Pets and Hooked.
Mr Ho was the associate publisher of Hooked, which caters to fishing enthusiasts. He was an avid angler, as evidenced by the dozens of photos on his Facebook page that show him holding up his catch.
His father told Shin Min Daily News that they had spoken just the night before. He had promised to help resolve an issue with his father's computer.
He loved to travel and was a filial boy, his father added.
Lianhe Wanbao identified the other fatality as Chen Ren Yi, 24, a Taiwanese woman.
It is understood that both of them and one of the passengers at the back were trapped in their seats at first.
This article by The Straits Times was published in MyPaper, a free, bilingual newspaper published by Singapore Press Holdings.