Two teens killed in five-car pile-up near Slim River on North-South Expressway

Two teenagers were killed when a car ploughed into them after they had alighted from their car that had collided with another vehicle.
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IPOH - Two teenagers were killed when a car ploughed into them after they had alighted from their car that had collided with another vehicle.

Perak traffic police chief Supt Wan Jamil Wan Chik said the dead have been identified as Muhammad Zahid Mohd Taib, 19, from Bagan Serai, and Nur Arissa Natijah Sophian, 19, from Segamat.

He said four others were injured in the five-vehicle pileup along KM373.5 of the North-South Expressway near Slim River. They have been taken to the Slim River hospital.

Supt Wan Jamil said four sedans and one multipurpose vehicle (MPV) heading north were involved in the 3.05am accident.

"Two others in the Proton which hit the victims sustained serious injuries, while another two people in the MPV sustained light injuries.

"Initial investigations showed that the 20-year-old driver in a Toyota from Kuantan lost control of the vehicle and hit the guardrail in the middle of the expressway before crashing into a Perodua.

"Seconds later, the Proton hit the two victims who had just got out of their Toyota.

"Both victims died on the spot due to their serious injuries," he added.

The driver of the Toyota did not sustain any injury, but two other vehicles, one of them the MPV, could not avoid the cars already involved, and crashed into them.

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