Malaysia

Berjaya tycoon Vincent Tan’s family hit by double tragedy

The family of billionaire Tan Sri Vincent Tan suffered two blows yesterday after two family members died within hours of each other.

The Berjaya Group chairman's nephew Kevin Tan Eng Hoe, 36, was killed in a car accident along the North-South Expressway early in the morning.

The Star reported that Kevin was killed instantly after his car collided with a trailer at KM182 southbound near Jasin.

Later, the victim's father-in-law Ung Teong Chuan, 60, collapsed and died at the Jasin Hospital where the family had arrived to claim Kevin's body.

Jasin police chief Deputy Supt Muhd Nur Hishamuddin Hashim said that Kevin's black Toyota Vellfire, was overtaking the trailer when both vehicles slammed into each other, causing the Toyota to crash into the road divider railings.

Kevin's driver, Hazli Norhizam, 35, was taken to the hospital and warded for injuries.

Police have taken the statements from both drivers. - July 20, 2013.

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