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
Randall Lewallen (31) was killed in a single-vehicle wreck
A Malvern man is dead after an accident early Sunday morning.
Madalyn Yates (16) committed suicide almost a year to the day after her best friend Brianna Berrier (13) also took her own life
YATES, MADALYN HOPE, 16, daughter of Eddie and Annis Crabtree Yates, went home to her Heavenly Father on Monday April 14, 2014.
Wyatt Cadle (14) died when he crashed his scooter into a car
A 14-year-old boy died after he was struck by a vehicle in front of his York County home Monday evening.
Brandon Bristol (26) died when he was struck by a garbage truck
A man is dead after police said he was hit by a city of Orlando garbage truck on which he was working early Friday in the parking lot of a church.
Mark Peacock (59) died after a battle with cancer
Mark "Woofie" Peacock, 59, died in Bellingham, Washington on May 3, 2014. He was born in Missoula, Montana on February 28, 1955.
Copyright © 2009 MyDeathSpace.com