Thursday, April 17, 2003
Loy Teik Hok, son of MBf founder, dies in crashBy NELSON BENJAMIN AND JOANNE LIM
KUALA LUMPUR: The second son of the late tycoon Tan Sri Loy Hean Heong was killed when his car crashed into a tree at the 3rd kilometre of the Sprint Highway near the National Science Centre at 2.45am yesterday.
Loy Teik Hok, 39, was driving home alone after meeting some friends in Sri Hartamas when the accident occurred.
He was minutes away from reaching his house in Bukit Damansara. Teik Hok is Taylor’s Education Group executive committee chairman. He leaves behind wife Abby Loy and three children aged four, nine and 12.
City traffic police investigation officer Chief Insp Nurhisham Hashim said Teik Hok was driving a S320 Mercedes Benz.
“We believe that he lost control of the car, causing it to hit the road divider.
The car then swung to the left and crashed into a tree,” he said adding that police were informed of the accident by a passer-by.
“The Sri Hartamas Fire and Rescue Department and staff of Sprint Highway took three hours to remove the body from the wreckage,” he said.
Teik Hok’s elder brother, Datuk Loy Teik Ngan, 42, said they were informed about 6am and rushed to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital.
TRAGIC: Teik Hock was killed when his S320 Mercedes Benz crashed into a tree along the Sprint Highway early Wednesday. Teik Hong was Taylor's Education Group executive committee chairman.
He said it was not true that his brother was high on alcohol when he met with the accident as Teik Hok was never known to be a drinker.
Those who saw the accident are urged to contact C/I Nurhisham at 03 20729044.
News of the accident came as a shock to staff and students at Taylor’s College, where Teik Hok was to attend the college’s 10th Annual Inter-school debate finals later yesterday.