Lee’s Discount Liquors CEO Kenny Lee killed in deadly Northeast Nevada crash

Kenny Lee Death: “Kenny was the sweetest, easiest going guy…He was always happy and lived life to the fullest.”

The chief executive officer of Lee’s Discount Liquors was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Friday, November 19. According to Ashlee Wellman, Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper, the crash was reported at approximately 10:25 a.m. near mile marker 24 on U.S. Highway 93, between Ely and West Wendover.

53-year-old Kenny took charge as CEO of the company in August after his father, Hae Un Lee the company’s founder died from pancreatic cancer.

“It is with very heavy hearts that we regretfully announce that Kenny Lee passed away in a vehicle accident yesterday, November 19, 2021,” a post shared via Lee’s Discount Liquor social media page read.

Kenny was an active member of the community, who, with his father, founded Lee’s Helping Hand, that over the past 20 years, has contributed millions of dollars to Nevada charities.

Lee’s Discount Liquor, ‘Nevada’s largest liquor retailer’ has 23 stores in Las Vegas, Reno, Mesquite and West Wendover.

“Kenny was an avid golfer, passionate Golden Knights fan and most importantly, a loving son, husband and father.”

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