Kenny Lee Obituary, Death – When he drove his van into the back of the truck, the CEO of a Las Vegas liquor company was not wearing a seat belt and was three times over the legal limit for alcohol consumption. On November 19, 2021, Kenny Lee, who was 53 years old at the time of his death, was the high-powered proprietor of the multi-million dollar company Lee’s Discount Liquor. He was killed when his van collided with a Ford F-250 on US Highway 95.
The recent toxicology analysis on Lee found that at the time of the accident, his blood alcohol level was 0.22 percent, which is more than three times the legal limit of 0.8 percent for men in the state of Nevada.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the evidence from the crash, including Lee’s toxicology testing and the incident report, wasn’t available until just recently. On the day he passed away, Lee was operating his van in a reckless manner, weaving in and out of traffic while frequently changing lanes.
The driver of the Ford F-250 made an effort to swerve to the side in order to avoid crashing head-on with Lee, but the two nearly collided head-on as a result of Lee’s collision with the side of the truck. The crime scene photograph depicted Lee’s white van in a damaged state, with boxes spilling out of the vehicle. Both the truck driver and the passenger in the truck were treated for minor injuries.
At the time of the investigation, the investigators did not think that impairment played a role in the accident. The documents of Lee’s collision weren’t made public by the police until well over a year after he had passed away. The authorities of the Nevada Highway Patrol had informed the local news source that they were unable to disseminate the details because they lacked the appropriate consent from the administrators.
Only a few short months before his passing in August, the CEO of the family-owned multi-million dollar liquor shop firm took over the reins from his father, Hae Un Lee, who founded the company. According to his biography on the website of the liquor company, Lee reportedly quipped that if his father passed away, he would sell the more than 23 stores located throughout Nevada rather than take over the business.
It was said that he had a “charismatic” personality and that the bond that he shared with his father was “exceptional.” According to Ron Principo, who is the Vice President of Operations for the liquor company, “No greater human being is ever going to walk the Earth again.” Later on, Lee’s wife, Nami Lee, took control of the liquor store chain, and she has big plans for it: she wants to grow it to 30 locations.