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 16 ms
Marisa Strydom (34) died while climbing Mt Everest in an attempt to prove that 'vegans can do anything'
The parents of Melbourne vet Robert Gropel, whose wife Maria Strydom died on Mount Everest during a bid to prove that vegans "can do anything", flew out to Kathmandu last night still uncertain over their son's condition.
Nicole Noreen died after a battle with an auto-immune disease
Most of you know Nicole has been battling auto immune disease for the past 6 years. She has been in and out of the hospital for the past 2 years, spending more time there than at home for the past year. She has been a true warrior through this battle and has remained so optimistic. This morning, May 20th, 2016, she lost her battle with the disease and went home to be with the Lord.
Katriz Dilworth (38) was killed in a hit-and-run after she left her vehicle to check on an injured dog
38-year-old Katriz Dilworth was killed Wednesday night, during a fatal hit and skip accident.
Angelina Pressley (27) was shot to death in front of her young son on Mother's Day
A Kentucky mother was shot and killed outside her apartment complex on the morning of Mother's Day — right in front of her 8-year-old son, who had a gift ready for her.
Melissa Bougher (29) died from complications following knee surgery
Melissa Ann Bougher, 29, of Amarillo died Sunday, May 15, 2016. Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Copyright © 2009 MyDeathSpace.com