Driver charged over CTE crash which killed 4 people

A motorist was on Friday charged in court over an accident on the Central Expressway (CTE) last year which killed four people. Toh Cheng Yang was charged with dangerous driving and driving under the influence of drugs.


Toh Cheng Yang (R) was charged with dangerous driving and driving under the influence of drugs, after a crash on CTE last year killed four people. (Photo: Xabryna Kek)

SINGAPORE: The driver involved in an accident along the Central Expressway (CTE) last August that left four people dead was charged in court on Friday.

35-year-old Toh Cheng Yang faces one charge of dangerous driving resulting in death, and one count of driving under the influence of drugs.

In the early morning accident on 9 August last year, Singaporean Amron Ayoub, his Korean girlfriend Jamie Song, her parents and brother were travelling in a car when it broke down along CTE, towards Seletar Expressway, before the Yio Chu Kang exit.

The five of them got out of the vehicle and stood behind their car.

Toh allegedly drove his car into their stationary vehicle and caused their deaths.

Song, then aged 24, and her parents died on the spot, while her younger brother was unhurt.

Amron, then aged 23, was taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital but succumbed to his injuries and died the next day.

Toh faces up to five years in jail if convicted of dangerous driving.

The penalty for driving under the influence of drugs is a maximum fine of S$5,000, or up to six months’ imprisonment.

The case will be heard on 5 May.