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
Gregory Mohagen (29) died after suffering a series of heart attacks
Gregory "Greg" Robert Mohagen, a native resident of Vancouver, WA, passed away Dec. 2, 2014 at 29 years old. He was born Dec. 26, 1985 to Bob and Debbie Mohagen and graduated from Camas High School.
Ray Savoy (29) shot both himself and his girlfriend Kristy Flowers (31) in a murder-suicide
Arlington County Police have confirmed that the two people found dead in a Westover apartment yesterday died as a result of an apparent murder-suicide.
Jordan Tuki (16) died in a suspected suicide
Rachael Wright desperately wishes she could hit rewind.
Tony Losey (22) died when a 6-ton tank fell on him
A nationally ranked boxer is dead after an industrial accident in which a 6-ton tank shifted unexpectedly and fell on him while he was sandblasting it.
Anges McKithen (45) was killed at work in a forklift accident
The family of Agnes Ann McKithen, 45, of Timmonsville, say they have questions about what exactly lead to her death on Thanksgiving Day at QVC Distribution Center on TV Road in Florence.
Copyright © 2009 MyDeathSpace.com