Two people, including a teenager, died in an 8.5-kilometer crash on a federal highway, the four-wheeled vehicle they encountered today at 2:09 a.m. In the morning.
Shah Alam, AKP district police chief Baharuddin Mat Tieb (pix), said initial investigations indicated that the four-wheel-drive Mitsubishi Triton traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Klang was driven in a Proton Viera against accidental traffic.
“Two victims, an 18-year-old girl who was driving the car and a 19-year-old man died on the spot,” he said in a statement today.
Baharuddin said the two victims had been taken to a forensic hospital in nearby Shah Alam for an autopsy.
He said the driver on the four wheeler tested positive for marijuana and the suspect had been in custody for six days from today.
Cases of negligent driving resulting in death were investigated under Section 41 of the Road Traffic Act 1987.
Baharuddin asked the public or witnesses to attend and contact JSPT investigator Mohamed Hasrul Suhiyami at 011-31215697 to assist with the investigation.
In this regard, Selangor Fire Department Director Norajam Thursday said in a statement that the two victims were trapped after the incident and it took his team 30 minutes to rescue the two victims.
He said eight officials from the Shah Alam Fire and Rescue Service, led by Supreme Commander Kamarul Zaman Abd Rani, were involved in the rescue operation. -Barnum