Ri Se's condition quickly deteriorated and she was moved to Ajou University Hospital, where she eventually died four days later on September 7, 2014, at AM (KST).
The investigation conducted by the National Institute of Scientific Investigation (NISI), revealed and confirmed that the cause of the accident was due to driving over the posted speed limit and that the van's back tire came off due to the impact of the van crashing into the protective wall.
At their comeback showcase the same day, members discussed the process of moving forward without Eun B and Ri Se and cited their fans as their main motivation to persevere.Ashley explained, "It is still hard to acknowledge that they are not with us, and we had a hard time deciding whether we should return to the stage again.On April 15, 2015, Park's appeal was successful, and his sentence was reduced to a suspended one year and two months jail sentence for a period of two years.He was also required to do 160 hours of community service and attend 40 hours of law-abiding driving classes.) is a South Korean girl group formed by Polaris Entertainment in 2013.
The group's original lineup consisted of leader Ashley and members Ri Se, Eun B, Sojung, and Zuny.On January 23, 2016, Ladies' Code was revealed to be preparing for a comeback in the spring, their first comeback since the accident and as a trio.Polaris Entertainment noted the end of February as a tentative comeback date and clarified that there were no future plans to recruit new members.On February 20, 2013, Sojung confirmed that she would join a new girl group being formed by Polaris Entertainment, and that they would debut in the following month.Promotion began on February 25, 2013, with the release of Ri Se's teaser video, followed by Sojung's on the 26th, Eun B's on the 27th, for Zuny's on the 28th, and March 1 for leader Ashley respectively.The concert featured Polaris artists, including Kim Bum-soo, and Rumble Fish, and a performance by Ashley, Sojung, and Zuny of Ladies' Code's first song since the accident titled "I'll Smile Even If It Hurts".