AYE accident: Driver now faces amended charge of culpable homicide

53-year-old Lim Chai Heng (above) is now facing an amended charge of culpable homicide for causing the death of another driver along the Ayer Rajah Expressway.
53-year-old Lim Chai Heng (above) is now facing an amended charge of culpable homicide for causing the death of another driver along the Ayer Rajah Expressway.PHOTO: COURTESY OF ROZAIDY
The Mercedes Benz (above) that ploughed into oncoming traffic on the AYE.
The Mercedes Benz (above) that ploughed into oncoming traffic on the AYE.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE: A businessman charged with causing the death of another driver along Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) by dangerous driving is now facing an amended charge of culpable homicide.

Lim Chai Heng, 53, was on Tuesday (Jan 3) accused of committing culpable homicide when he drove his Mercedes Benz against the flow of traffic along AYE and hit Mr Liong Kuo Hua's car at 8.02am on Dec 19, 2016. Mr Liong, 37, a media personality, died on the spot.

Lim is remanded for psychiatric evaluation at Complex Medical Centre in Changi Prison until Jan 24.

The maximum penalty for culpable homicide is 10 years' jail and a fine.