Police point to head injury in actor Kim Joo-hyuk's death

Park Sae-jin Reporter Posted : 2017-10-31 14:56 Updated : 2017-10-31 15:08
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Police dismissed rumors about the death of Kim Joo-hyuk, a popular actor who was killed in a car accident in southern Seoul on Monday, saying that he sustained a fatal wound to the head.

The police said Tuesday that Kim's death may have been caused by head injuries, not a heart attack. But they did not rule out the possibility of Kim suffering from heart trouble that could have affected the control of his car. It takes a week to get the results of a biopsy.

According to a police statement, Kim's Mercedes Nez SUV smashed into the rear end of a sedan in Seoul's Gangnam District at 4:30 pm (0730GMT) Monday and rolled down to the sunken garden-type entrance of an apartment complex right next to the road. Firefighters managed to pull Kim, who was unconscious, out of the wreckage and moved him to a hospital but doctors failed to resuscitate him.