KUANTAN - A police sergeant was killed after his car rammed into an iron roll which fell off a trailer along the East Coast Highway near Maran.
Sjn Che Omor Ab Ghani died in the 6am incident at the 153.8km mark of the highway.
Despite the air bag being inflated, Sjn Che Omor died from serious injuries due to the impact.
He was driving his boss, Bera Special Branch chief Asst Supt Zulkifli Nasir, to a meeting.
ASP Zulkifli, who was also seriously hurt, was sent to the Sultan Ahmad Shah Hospital in Temerloh.
Initial investigations showed that several rolls of iron had fallen off a trailer and landed on the fast lane. Police said the trailer driver could be held responsible for the incident.