PETALING JAYA: Police have released a 30-year-old motorist involved in a crash that killed three Kedah PAS women’s wing leaders on the North-South Expressway (PLUS) yesterday.
Muallim police chief Hasni Nasir said the driver was arrested yesterday for questioning and released on police bail at 2pm today.
“The case is being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act for reckless driving,” he told reporters in a WhatsApp chat group.
Yesterday, Sinar Harian reported that the three Kedah PAS women’s wing leaders were killed in a car crash on the PLUS highway while on their way home to Sungai Petani after attending the party’s muktamar in the morning.
PAS deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said the dead were from the party’s Sungai Petani division women’s wing, namely its chief, Taibah Sulaiman, youth chief Fatihah Nabilah and deputy secretary-general Najihah Amzi.
Two of them died at the scene of the accident while the third died on the way to the hospital.
In a Bernama report last night, Hasni said the six-vehicle collision occurred at Km390, northbound, of the highway near Behrang at 2.30pm.
“The victims who were travelling in a Fortuner had stopped in the emergency lane along with three other drivers to help a crash victim involving a four-wheel drive vehicle on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Kedah.
“Five minutes later, a Toyota Altis came from the same direction on the right lane but lost control, crashing into them. The victims were flung into the drain by the side of the road,” Hasni said in a statement.