Man believed drunk and going the wrong way killed in crash

Selangor Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department chief Azman Shariat says the victim, from Triang, Pahang, sustained head injuries. (Bernama pic)

SHAH ALAM: A 25-year-old man, believed to be drunk, was killed in a crash after he drove against the traffic flow at the slip road linking the Elite Highway to the New Klang Valley Expressway, heading towards Subang, today.

Selangor Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department chief Azman Shariat said the victim, who is from Triang, Pahang, sustained head injuries and died at the scene after his Perodua Myvi collided head-on with a lorry at 2.30am.

“The 45-year-old lorry driver, who was heading to Penang from Johor, escaped unhurt.

“The victim was believed to have consumed liquor based on the strong alcohol odour on him during the investigation,” he said in a statement today.

Azman said the victim’s body was taken to the Shah Alam Hospital for a post-mortem, and his blood sample would be taken for drugs and alcohol tests.

The case is investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for dangerous driving.

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