Date
24 November 2017
The car crash in New Zealand that has claimed the lives of four from a Hong Kong family. Photo: New Zealand Herald
The car crash in New Zealand that has claimed the lives of four from a Hong Kong family. Photo: New Zealand Herald

Fourth victim in New Zealand car crash dies

A fourth person has died from a Hong Kong family that was involved in a tragic car accident in New Zealand last week.

Griffin Lee, 17, died in Waikato Hospital Tuesday after being placed in an intensive care unit since the accident on Feb. 17, New Zealand Herald reported.

Griifin had been the only surviving member of the crash that killed his parents — Warren Lee, 53, and Aesoon Lee, 52 — as well as his sister Julia Lee, 20.

Their car hit a logging truck in a head-on collision north of Tokoroa, killing Griffin’s parents and sister instantly.

A hospital spokeswoman last week said that Griffin, a front-seat passenger, was not aware the crash had killed his family.

The family had come to New Zealand to help Julia settle into her new home as she was preparing to take a course at the University of Auckland.

She was said to be driving at the time of the crash.

The Lees, who were said to be of Chinese and Korean descent, were US nationals living in Hong Kong.

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RC

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