The white BMW M4 coupe involved in the Feb. 13 Tanjong Pagar crash was a second-hand car that was allegedly purchased by 29-year-old Jonathan Long, one of the identified victims, in the fatal crash.
The crash resulted in five deaths and one injury.
Joyride in recently-purchased car
According to Lianhe Wanbao, a number of the deceased's friends disclosed that Long, who was driving the car on that day, was the owner of the car.
A friend who wished to remain anonymous said that it was a second-hand car that cost over S$200,000 and was purchased by Long a few months ago.
A brand-new 2021 BMW M4 coupe is priced around S$400,000 without COE.
Another friend told Wanbao that the group had visited a Korean restaurant in the area to celebrate Chinese New Year. This friend believed that Long wanted to take his friends on a joyride in his BMW, hence there were four passengers in the car with him.
Residents who spoke to Wanbao said that they noticed some people entering a white BMW which circled the area a few times. Eventually, the car somehow lost control and crashed into a shophouse before going up in flames.