submit a death
Lauren Kok (22) was killed when the car she was travelling in slammed into a tree
Alcohol-Related Automobile Accident
Published: Jul 31, 2009 @ 2:36 PM
Lauren Kok (22)
Jul 25, 2009
Cause of Death:
view their profile
A fledgling nurse, she had hoped one day to become skilled enough to provide on-the-spot medical care at disasters and emergencies.
But those hopes, and her life, were cut short in an alleged drunken-driving wreck in Virginia that also killed a 25-year-old man over the weekend.
Vacationing Lauren Kok, 22 -- a Tottenville native who just two months ago graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a bachelor's degree in nursing -- died early Saturday morning when the car in which she was riding slammed into a tree in Norfolk.
Another passenger, Cameron Richardson of Chesapeake, Va., also died, while the car's driver and two other passengers were injured.
"Lauren is a perfect, perfect, perfect person," said her mother, Janice, at the family's Tottenville home yesterday afternoon.
Ms. Kok had started just three weeks ago as a nurse manager at Richmond Home Needs in Oakwood, her family said.
And after recently doing volunteer work during Fleet Week, she had thought about getting U.S. Navy training to become a "flight nurse," a highly trained registered nurse who goes out as part of a helicopter or airplane crew to respond to emergencies, according to her father, Simon Kok, a retired NYPD detective.
"She wanted to help the country," her mother said.
The driver of the car, 24-year-old Richard B. Freeman, was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence after the crash, and could face additional, more serious, charges pending an investigation.
Police in Norfolk say Freeman was behind the wheel of the black BMW at about 2:15 a.m. Richardson was in the front passenger seat, while Ms. Kok and two others sat in the back, police said.
Dreams die with young nurse
go back to article archive list
article loaded in 0 ms
Anita Mikes (60) died after a battle with Esophageal Carcinoma
Manner Of Death: NATURAL Cause Of Death: ESOPHAGEAL CARCINOMA
Shanta Martin (37) was killed in an auto-pedestrian incident
The woman who was killed in the Fort Worth crash has been identified as Shanta Martin, 37.
Phuc Dao (45) committed suicide by gunshot to the head
Manner Of Death: SUICIDE Cause Of Death: GUNSHOT WOUND OF HEAD
Journalist James Wright Foley (40) was beheaded by ISIS militants
ISIS militants released gruesome video footage this afternoon of the beheading of American photojournalist James Wright Foley as a message to the U.S. to stop intervening in Iraq.
Actress Lauren Bacall (89) died from complications of a massive stroke
Lauren Bacall, the actress whose provocative glamour elevated her to stardom in Hollywood's golden age and whose lasting mystique put her on a plateau in American culture that few stars reach, died on Tuesday in New York. She was 89.
Copyright © 2009 MyDeathSpace.com