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International Dutch DJ Howard Kaii Killed in Phuket Motorcycle Accident

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Howard Kaii died when his motorcycle rammed into an oncoming bus



PHUKET -45-year-old Dutch National Howard Kaii, has died in a three-vehicle crash in Phuket Thursday night, which also left an unidentified Thai woman severely injured.

Witnesses told police that a collision between Mr.Kaii and a Thai woman riding a motorcycle near Chalong Circle caused the man’s bike to cross over the road into oncoming traffic and collide with a bus.

Lt Cholada Chokdeesrijan of Chalong Police said that witnesses statements still didn’t clarify how or why the initial impact between the two motorbikes occurred.

Rescue workers took both victims to Vachira Phuket Hospital, where Mr.Kaii was pronounced dead. The Thai woman remains in critical condition, Lt Cholada added.

The bus driver, Ekkachai Thaweethongpermkun, 56, confirmed the witnesses statements, but could provide no further information to the police.

The Phuket News reoported Mr Kaii was well known for his talents as a DJ in a career spanning nearly three decades, during which he played alongside Ministry of Sound greats including Judge Jules and Pete Tong from the UK and Paul Van Dyk from Germany.

Mr Kaii was to launch his Summer Tour 2016 on March 25 at Xana Beach Club With Attica at Phuket’s Bang Tao Beach, followed by performances from April 17 at Bliss Beach Club further north on Surin Beach.

By May he was to perform in his home town of Eindhoven in the Netherlands and again in Antwerp, Belgium. From there, his tour was to take him to St Tropez in France, then Marbella and Ibiza, Spain.

“Howard was a high-spirited, gregarious and positive individual who loved Thailand,” said friend Ana Jeffrey.

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