Sports car splits into two during accident on M'sia expressway

Two sports cars racing along a Malaysia expressway crashed into each other early Sunday morning.

The impact of the crash was so great that one of the cars split into two, killing its driver and front seat passenger, and seriously injuring two passengers seated at the back.

The accident took place at 2.10am after the Merdeka countdown to celebrate the country's 57th year of independence.

The two Mitsubishi Evo cars were racing along the North-South Expressway heading towards Johor Baru. 

'Racing at high speeds'

Investigations showed that one of the drivers lost control and hit the car it was racing as well as another vehicle, said Johor Baru South OCPD Asst Comm Sulaiman Salleh.

“It is believed that the two cars were racing at high speeds, as the car that was carrying the four victims, was found split into two due to the impact of the crash,” he said.

Salesman Tan Tech Meng, 25, and waiter Lin Boon Hui, 18, died in the accident, while students Chen Yen Quan, 17, and Eng Kong Jeng, 18, were seriously injured. Mr Tan was the driver of the car that split into two. 

The driver of the other Mitsubishi Evo was taken to hospital with chest injuries. The driver of the third vehicle was unhurt.

Source: The Star


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