12:24 am - 05/09/2019

Actress and former girlgroup member Han Ji Sung passes away after car accident

Actress Han Ji Seong has passed away from a car accident.

On May 8, it was reported that an actress in her 20s had passed away after being hit by two cars on the Incheon International Airport Expressway. It was later revealed that the actress was Han Ji Seong and that the accident happened on the morning of May 6.

A source close to the late actress stated, “Actress Han Ji Seong has left our side after an unfortunate accident. She was a great actress full of passion for acting. She was an actress with a bright future, and it is unfortunate that she passed away so suddenly. Her family set up her mortuary with their hearts filled with deep sadness.”

According to the police, she turned on the hazard lights and stopped her car on the second lane of the three-lane expressway when her husband had to urgently use the restroom. A taxi on the third lane saw her husband come out of the car and quickly tried to change lanes, leading them to drive into Han Ji Seong, who was standing outside of her car. She fell near the first lane, and an SUV drove into her for the second time.

The police are investigating the drivers of the taxi and SUV for causing death. They are additionally looking into the possibility that the taxi driver was speeding and not keeping their eyes on the road.

The National Forensic Service will conduct an autopsy to figure out the exact cause of Han Ji Seong’s death, and the police are looking into her car’s black box to figure out why she stopped her car on the middle lane and came out of the car.

Han Ji Seong made her debut as part of girl group B.Dolls in 2010 and later pursued a career as an actress. She appeared in SBS dramas “Second to Last Love” and “Happy Sisters” and film “One Punch.”

Update:
Further reports have been shared after the news of the passing of actress Han Ji Seong.

It is reported by SBS’s “News 8” that Han Ji Seong’s husband told police that after asking her to stop the car, he got out of the passenger’s side and went to a flower bed on the side of the road. When he returned after relieving himself, he saw that the accident had occurred.

The police have confirmed that the vehicle’s black box shows him moving towards the flower bed. Her husband stated that he does not know why the car was stopped in the second lane of a three-lane expressway rather than on the shoulder, or why Han Ji Seong got out and walked to the back of the vehicle.

Furthermore, news outlets report that the black box shows that about 10 seconds after her husband exited the vehicle, Han Ji Seong got out of the driver’s side and walked towards the vehicle’s trunk. She then leaned over one or two times and twisted from side to side before the accident occurred.

The police have stated that there is no audio recording on the black box, so they lack understanding of the exact details of the situation at the time.

sources: soompi, naver 1, 2, tvdaily, sbs, news joins
sciencebottle 8th-May-2019 10:52 pm (UTC)
Such a heartbreaking situation. There are so many questions that I don't think will be answered soon. rip.
daynr 8th-May-2019 11:35 pm (UTC)
Very sad.

It's really weird to stop in the middle lane of an expressway, or frankly any lane. That is dangerous. What was she thinking? And he just scurried across the right lane to go the shoulder to relieve himself on an expressway?
jaequeeragenda 8th-May-2019 11:47 pm (UTC)
so i just came from netzbuzz ppl saying the blackbox was deleted and here apparently it hasnt lol


what a very avoidable accident tho :( the 2nd lane thing is so weird

RIP :(
nana_the_dwarf 9th-May-2019 12:11 am (UTC)
It wasn't deleted (afaik), but the video shows a different story than what the husband first told. Can't pull up the article because OH is down atm, but apparently, she was out before he was. Sounds pretty skeevy.
donutism 9th-May-2019 12:04 am (UTC)
omg RIP

but stopping in the middle lane is pretty weird, and why did she get out? and why did he suddenly need to go so bad that they need to stop in the middle of an expressway
modestgoddess79 9th-May-2019 01:24 am (UTC)
This is weird
iksagor 9th-May-2019 01:26 am (UTC)
That's really sad to hear :( Very horrible situation. RIP.
markama 9th-May-2019 03:23 am (UTC)
RIP :(
radowan 9th-May-2019 05:10 am (UTC)
that's horrific :( RIP
921227 9th-May-2019 11:52 am (UTC)
I would never blame someone for getting hit by a car, but I also would not stop my vehicle on a highway in SK. If anyone had to go that bad, they can use a bottle

RIP
xoxkenzxox 9th-May-2019 03:51 pm (UTC)
Did the husband really have to pee that badly??? Also, he would have been in the car when she stopped in the middle of the roadway? Did neither of them think about going over to the shoulder?

Her husband stated that he does not know why the car was stopped in the second lane of a three-lane expressway rather than on the shoulder,

Not to be a conspiracy theorist but his story doesn't seem to check out.
modestgoddess79 9th-May-2019 04:01 pm (UTC)
The story makes no sense, and even if what he says is true there was no reason for her to exit the vehicle.
xoxkenzxox 9th-May-2019 05:42 pm (UTC)
no reason to exit the vehicle. No reason to go to the back of the vehicle. No reason to check to the trunk. No reason for the accident.

Poor girl.
ashdevilrun23 9th-May-2019 07:25 pm (UTC)
this story doesn't add up :(
rip
jasmineakaiumi 10th-May-2019 04:41 pm (UTC)
I saw a bunch of people speculating that she got out to throw up which is why she was bent over behind the car?
Such an unnecessary death, RIP
rembrandt13 11th-May-2019 05:06 pm (UTC)
That was my first thought too. It makes no sense that she didn't pull over to the shoulder, but she shouldn't have paid for that mistake with her life. The husband must feel terrible (one would hope) that he basically caused her death.
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