Couple killed in North South Expressway car crash

KAMPAR: A married couple were killed when the car they were in swerved to the side of the road and crashed into a road sign post on the North South Expressway near here.

Kampar OCPD Superintendent Mohamad Nazri Daud said the deceased were identified as Tsia Kwai Weng, 61, and Hooi Lai Kwean, 53, both from Puncak Tambun Indah in Ipoh.

Supt Mohamad Nazri said the incident was believed to have occurred on Thursday (Sept 1) at about 12.35am, after receiving an emergency call from the public.

“The driver, Tsia, was found to be seriously injured and was rushed to the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital emergency unit in Ipoh.

“The passenger, Hooi, died on the spot.

” At about 5.40am, we received a report from the hospital in Ipoh that the man had died.

“Postmortem is being conducted on both victims to determine the cause of death,” he added.

Supt Mohamad Nazri said the cause of the incident is being investigated under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act.

“The dual-carriageway road was straight and on a slightly sloped downhill but the area was dim.

“There was also some drizzle but the road was dry,” he said.