VAN DRIVER CHARGED WITH CAUS­ING DEATH

Koh Boon Ping, 24, who crashed into 9 m-cy­cles may get jail time if con­victed

New Straits Times - - News | Courts - Ber­nama

THE driver of a van that crashed into nine mo­tor­cy­cles along the Bukit Timah Ex­press­way (BKE) last Satur­day was charged in the State Courts here yes­ter­day with caus­ing death by a rash act.

TODAYon­line.com re­ported that Koh Boon Ping, 24, was ac­cused of failing to keep proper con­trol of his ve­hi­cle, re­sult­ing in the deaths of Malaysians Loke Whay Mam, 50, and Lim Chun Hong, 34.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened at 3.30pm along BKE to­wards Wood­lands af­ter the Sele­tar Ex­press­way exit.

If con­victed, Koh can be jailed up to five years or fined and/or both for each count, said the re­port.

It said no plea was taken from Koh as po­lice needed more time to re­view the case, which would be re-men­tioned on March 27.

Koh, who was driv­ing to­wards the di­rec­tion of the Wood­lands Check­point on the day of the in­ci­dent, was re­leased on a bail of S$15,000 (RM47,200), the re­port said.

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