The manager for Ladies’ Code has been arrested for allegedly causing the fatal accident that killed members EunB and Rise and injured the remaining three. The 26-year-old, currently only identified by his last name Park, was booked for excessive speeding, police confirmed.
According to reports, the 26-year-old manager was driving 135.7 km/h (or 84.3 mph) on the rainy highway, which led to the car slamming into a guardrail. The accident left 21-year-old EunB dead. The speed limit was 100 km/h (62.1 mph) with local traffic laws citing that speeds should be lowered by 20 percent, to 80 km/h (49.7 mph), in such conditions.
Park had previously testified that the back wheel of the van fell off in the accident, but it appears the wheel fell off as a result of the car crash and not fault of the vehicle.
In the wake of early September accident, member Rise passed away from injuries sustained from the accident. The remaining three members — Ashley, Zuny and Sojung — were discharged from the hospital in late October.
Meanwhile, K-pop fans have honored the group by sending their song “I’m Fine Thank You” to No. 1 on the real-time charts to help the quintet belatedly reach their goal of topping the charts. The act’s record label, Polaris Entertainment, revealed a touching tribute video for “I’m Fine Thank You” in memoriam to the two stars on Sept. 15.