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CTE fatal crash driver gets 5 years' jail and 20-year ban from driving

Toh Cheng Yang, 36, was sentenced to five years' jail and banned from driving for 20 years this morning. 

On August 9, 2013, Toh had ploughed into a stationary vehicle on the Central Expressway (CTE), killing four people.

The four victims were Singaporean trainee pilot Amron Ayoub, 23, his South Korean girlfriend Miss Song Jisoo, 24, and her parents, Madam Kim Mee-Kyung , 53 and Mr Song Jungwoo, 55.

All four were standing behind a car that Mr Amron had been driving. The car had broken down on the chevron marking before the exit to Yio Chu Kang Road.

The three South Koreans died on the spot and Mr Amron died later at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

Delivering his judgement in court, District Judge Low Wee Ping said Toh had committed the "ultimate traffic offence".

"You drove so dangerously, you caused the death of four persons. You have practically almost wiped out an entire family. You have also committed one of the most reprehensible traffic offences," said the judge.

After taking into account the key mitigating factor like Toh's "timely plead of guilt", Judge Low sentenced the man to five years in jail and a 20-year ban from driving for causing death by dangerous driving. 

As for driving under the influence of drugs, Toh was sentenced to three months' jail. This is to run concurrently with the five-year sentence. 

Read the full report in our print edition on June 20. 
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