The 22-year-old singer, whose real name is Koh Eun Bi, was injured after the van she was in lost control and crashed into a protective wall around 1:32am (2.32am Singapore time) on a freeway near Yongin, Gyeonggi Province. She was transferred to a nearby hospital but died despite efforts to save her.
Here is the frist statement of their label Polaris Entertainment: “This is Polaris Entertainment.
We are letting you know the current situation concerning Ladies’ Code.
Last night, after completing their schedule in Daegu, the vehicle carrying Ladies’ Code ran into a problem of the rear wheel falling off while on the way back to Seoul, at around 1:30 AM in Suwon. Due to the wheel coming off on the rainy road, the vehicle spun several times before crashing into a guardrail. As a result, member EunB grievously passed away.
Currently, Rise is in critical condition and Sojung is receiving treatment for the injuries she sustained. The other members who were also in the vehicle with the manager and stylist have no serious injuries.
The members will be transferred from Suwon to a hospital in Seoul today, but the location of the wake has not yet been decided [for EunB].
Our company employees are currently in an immense state of shock and are experiencing unspeakable sadness at the moment.
We offer our words of apology to the fans, as well as everyone who must have received a great shock. We ask that a lot of people will pray with us for the members to recover quickly.
Two other members, Sojung and RiSe, were also severely injured. The other two members, Ashley and Zuny, and some support staff also suffered minor injuries. They are being treated at a hospital.