MERSING - Tengku Alang Reza Tengku Ibrahim, who was recently charged with drug offences and linked to the murder of an Estonian model three years ago, died when the car he was travelling in skidded and crashed into a bus stop.
Mersing OCPD Deputy Supt Cyril Edward Nuing said the 31-year-old was sitting in the back of a Toyota Hilux with three women during the 6.34pm incident on Friday.
"Initial investigations showed that the group was heading to Johor Baru from Mersing when the driver lost control at KM15 of Jalan Jemaluang-Mersing.
"The four-wheel drive crashed into a bus waiting area near Institut Latihan Perindustrian and Tengku Alang died on impact," he said in a statement.
The female driver identified as Salma @ Noraini Adam, 37, was pronounced dead at the Mersing Hospital.
The other passengers were Puteri Nur Zawani Mohd Rasid, 33, who sustained severe injuries and Nor Faizah Abdul Malek who escaped with minor bruises.
Tengku Alang was in the news recently when he was charged with drug offences in Selangor.
In 2014, he was under the spotlight after his Estonian model girlfriend Regina Soosalu was found dead while vacationing on Pulau Rawa.
Police had initially classified the case as drowning but later changed it to murder after discovering suspicious wounds on her body.