Update: Autopsy Results Reveal Actress Han Ji Seong Had Been Driving Drunk Before Fatal Accident
Updated June 21 KST:
On June 21, the police shared that they have received Han Ji Seong’s final autopsy results from the National Forensic Service.
As was revealed through the initial autopsy results, the police have stated that her blood alcohol content was high enough to result in a canceled driver’s license (over 0.1 percent), but they did not make the exact level public. This is due to concerns about the publication of facts about suspected crimes.
It’s reported that the police are planning to investigate Han Ji Seong’s husband on suspicions of aiding and abetting impaired driving.
It has been revealed that actress Han Ji Seong had been driving under the influence of alcohol on the night of the accident that resulted in her death.
According to a report by CBS Nocut News on May 17, the initial results from the autopsy on the actress revealed that her blood alcohol content was approximately 0.1 percent, which is high enough to result in a canceled driver’s license in Korea.
The accident happened on May 6 at around 3:52 a.m. on the Incheon International Airport Expressway. Han Ji Seong’s husband said he had to urgently use the restroom, so the actress stopped the car on the second lane of the three-lane expressway, after which she also exited the vehicle and headed back toward the trunk.
A taxi saw her husband leave the car and, in trying to quickly change lanes, ended up hitting Han Ji Seong, who fell and was then struck by another vehicle.
The husband said to police that though he had been drinking, he did not know if his wife had any drinks or why she stopped the car in the middle of the expressway.
Meanwhile, police are still investigating the exact cause of Han Ji Seong’s death. The two drivers who struck Han Ji Seong have been booked for involuntary manslaughter, although the severity of their punishment is likely to change based on the final autopsy results.