MUAR: A couple and their son died after the car they were travelling in crashed into a tree near Kampung Serom 6 at Sungai Mati here.
Another son was severely injured.
Fire and Rescue Department operation commander Izuan Mohamad said a distress call was received over the incident at about 5.30am on Thursday.
"The victims were all pinned inside the car as the front portion of the vehicle was badly damaged due to the impact of the crash.
"The engine of the car had smashed into the front driver's seat. It took us about 45 minutes to free the victims," he said when contacted here.
He added that the parents and one of their sons, believed to be between five and seven years old, died on the spot.
He said the older sibling, aged between 10 and 12, sustained severe injuries to his head.