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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 10, 2015:

A couple and their daughter were killed when the Mercedes Benz they were traveling in was crushed by a falling signpost at Km 399.9 on the north-bound side of the North-South Expressway early this morning.

In the incident, which occured at 6.35am, a semi-trailer was believed to have collided with a lorry, both of which were heading towards Ipoh, before the semi-trailer skidded and hit the road divider.

Hulu Selangor police chief Superintendent R. Supramaniam said that as a result of the crash, the signposts on the road divider fell and crushed the victim’s car which was in the middle lane heading south.

He said the three victims were identified as Dzulkarnain Kamaruzzaman, 64, Jamnah Ibrahim, 56, and Nor Juliana Dzulkarnain, 17, who sustained serious injuries and died at the scene.

It is understood that the driver was formerly a director-general at the Ipoh Mineral Research Centre and lived in Bukit Meru, Ipoh.

“The victims’ bodies was sent to the Kuala Kubu Baru Hospital for an autopsy.

“The drivers and attendant of the semi-trailer , aged 48 and 22 years old respectively, were slightly injured and received treatment at the Slim River Hospital.

“Meanwhile, the lorry driver was uninjured,” he said.

Supramaniam said semi-trailer driver was being detained for questioning.

The case is being investigated under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

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