Date
19 September 2017
Kwon Ri-sae was the second band member to die after Wednesday's car crash in Seoul. Go Eun-bi died from her injuries shortly after the accident. Photo: soompi.com
Kwon Ri-sae was the second band member to die after Wednesday's car crash in Seoul. Go Eun-bi died from her injuries shortly after the accident. Photo: soompi.com

Second K-pop star dies after car crash

A second member of the South Korean band Ladies’ Code died Sunday after a car crash in Seoul.

Kwon Ri-sae, 23, died without regaining consciousness at a hospital in Suwon, just south of the capital, after hours of emergency brain surgery, according to the Associated Press.

The accident happened on Wednesday, Kim Eun-kyung, a spokeswoman, Polaris Entertainment agency which handles the the band, said.

Earlier, fellow band member Go Eun-bi died from her injuries shortly after the accident when a van carrying the group crashed into a guard rail on a rain-drenched highway near Seoul.

Police said the van driver might have been speeding to meet a tight schedule.

The National Forensic Service is investigating the accident. Inspector Lee Ho-dong said the police will call in the driver, who was treated for a mild injury, for more questioning.

Another member of the five-member group fractured her jaw and two others suffered minor injuries.

Ladies’ Code debuted last year.

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