Civil servant killed in crash

The 4WD vehicle that crashed into the side of the road.

MIRI: A 59 year-old civil servant was killed after the four-wheel-drive (4WD) vehicle he was driving crashed at the side of the road along Jalan Pujut 7 on Monday.

According to the State Traffic Investigation and Enforcement chief Supt Alexson Naga Chabu, the deceased has been identified as Effendi@Sulaiman Hipeni from Kampung Pujut Padang Kerbau.

“Initial investigations revealed that prior to the accident, the 4WD was coming from the Miri Permy Mall junction and as the driver was navigating the road, he suddenly veered off and crashed into the roadside,” he said in a statement today (Jul 27).

The accident was reported to have occurred around 4pm on Monday.

“He was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel,” he added.

The body has been taken to Miri Hospital’s morgue.

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