First bus stop crash victim laid to rest
The first of four victims killed after a suspected drunk driver crashed into a bus stop was laid to rest Wednesday. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) - The first of four victims killed after a suspected drunk driver crashed into a bus stop was laid to rest Wednesday.
Friends are still having a hard time with the sudden loss of Hyon Cooley. Dozens of people attended the funeral to remember the 47-year old Treasure Island employee. Friends say Cooley spenr her time her away from work giving back to the community, volunteering at her church, and feeding the homeless.
“We loved her, she was a loving person,” said Linda Pearson, Cooley’s job supervisor. “It's still hard, just knowing that she's not going to be around anymore.”
Friends were stunned by the outpouring of support, both after the crash, and at the funeral ceremony.
“I am so surprised,” said friend Inky Hwant. “Especially because she doesn't have any family around here, only one son, but it's a lot of her co-workers. But that shows what kinds of person she is; she is a very nice, pleasant to work together.”
Cooley and her fiancé have a 21-year old son together. Her fiancé tells us the pair were in the process of making plans to move back to Cooley’s home in Korea, when she was killed last week.