Coroner records accidental death in ECP fatal accident on May 1

Coroner records accidental death in ECP fatal accident on May 1

At a joint inquiry into the deaths of Mr Jamie Ho Pak Meng and Ms Chen Ren-Yi on Monday, the court heard that both Mr Ho and Ms Chen had been drinking. Mr Ho's blood-alcohol level of 195mg/100ml was more than twice the legal limit and was likely to have impaired his coordination, judgment and reaction time while driving.


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Here is an earlier story on the May 1 accident.

'Caring boss' dies in horror accident on ECP

Maureen Koh | TNP | Sunday, May 4, 2014

SINGAPORE - He was very big-hearted, very generous and very helpful.

He did not behave like the boss of the company and he treated everyone as if they were his friends.

Mr Jamie Ho was, in short, a peer whom you would respect, Mr Yen Wong told The New Paper last night.

Mr Wong, 33, is a director in Mr Ho's publishing company - Magazines Integrated - and they had worked together since 2009.

The company publishes gourmet lifestyle magazine epicure and Hooked, a fishing quarterly, among others.

Mr Ho, 33, was one of two who died in an accident yesterday morning.

The white Volkswagen GTI that he was driving had hit a barrier before crashing into a large tree along the East Coast Parkway at the Marine Vista exit.

A female passenger, 24, who was seated in front, also died on the spot.

Four other passengers - three women aged 24, 26 and 29, and a 25-year-old man - were taken to hospital.

Among them, two have more serious injuries, reported Lianhe Wanbao.

Mr Wong said that he and his colleagues are still reeling from the shocking news.

Mr Ho's father, Mr Ho Sum Kwong, who is the company's managing director, had sent a short text message in the morning to all employees to inform them that his only child had died in an accident.

"It is really shocking for all of us. (The senior) Mr Ho is devastated because they were very close," said Mr Wong.

"They didn't behave like father and son, you'd easily mistake them to be friends."

Mr Wong said that based on reports in the Chinese newspapers, he was certain that the four passengers and the dead woman were not his colleagues.

But he could not confirm if the dead woman was Mr Ho's girlfriend.

On the company website, a short profile on Mr Ho reads: "Mr Jamie Ho's domain knowledge is in IT and the Cyber-Gaming industry.

"Jamie focuses on interactive media, mobile broadcasts, and events marketing particularly on cyber-gaming and e-sports competitions."

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