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Singaporean law student 'killed in UK car crash'

Published on Oct 28, 2012 6:00 AM
Singaporean Roy Yap Tai Yong, 24, was a student at the University of Liverpool. -- PHOTO: FACEBOOK

Singaporean student Roy Yap Tai Yong is believed to be the man killed in a car crash in Warwickshire, England, last Wednesday morning.

The 24-year-old law student at the University of Liverpool was apparently in the car during the fatal accident. The Sunday Times understands that the identity of the body had yet to be confirmed, although Mr Yap's parents left for Britain last Thursday.

The Stratford Herald reported last Wednesday afternoon that the vehicle, a green Mini One, had flipped over near the Longbridge roundabout on the M40 motorway. The car then landed in a field nearby and burst into flames. Emergency first responders were alerted to the accident, which took place just before 2am.

"Crews arrived to find a car that had left the carriageway and overturned. The vehicle was also on fire," a West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman reportedly said. "Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save the person who was in the car and (he was) confirmed dead at the scene."

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