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    Sep 27, 2016

    Uber passenger dies after accident on SLE

    A TEENAGE girl has died after the private-hire car she was riding in ran into a lorry on the Seletar Expressway (SLE).

    Police said that the accident happened along the SLE towards the Bukit Timah Expressway, and involved a car, a lorry and a van.

    They collided near the Woodlands Avenue 2 exit at about 3.40am on Sunday. None were trapped in the vehicles, said the Singapore Civil Defence Force.

    The van driver and two car passengers were conveyed to Khoo Teck Puat hospital, police said.

    The Straits Times understands that the van's driver, a 22-year-old man, was conveyed unconscious.

    One of the car passengers, Goh Pei Ling, 19, has died of her injuries.

    The other passenger was her sister-in-law, who had just held her wedding with Ms Goh's brother last Friday, Lianhe Wanbao reported.

    They were returning to Chua Chu Kang from Pasir Ris in a Uber vehicle, the Chinese evening daily said.

    Her sister-in-law, 20, has taken to social media to express her grief and guilt for being unable to help save Ms Goh.

    Police investigation is ongoing.