A Singaporean family on holiday in the United States met with tragedy when three out of four family members were killed in a road accident last Friday (22 December).
According to media reports, the family was travelling in a Hyundai sedan which met with a head-on collision with a mini-van while they were travelling to the Grand Canyon.
The sole survivor, a 19-year-old girl, has been warded at Flagstaff Medical Centre in stable condition. Media reports say she is a student at Nanyang Technological University.
The driver of the mini-van was also killed in the collision while four passengers were taken to Flagstaff Medical Centre.
US media reports said the accident occurred at 2.20pm along State Route 64.
Law enforcement authorities closed the road in both directions for seven hours to facilitate investigations.
The family’s relatives have flown to the US and the Singapore Consulate-General in San Francisco is rendering assistance, reported The Straits Times.