IPOH: A teenage girl was killed and her father injured when the van they were travelling in, collided into a stationary trailer lorry at the 3km East-West Highway near Gerik early today.
Rabi’atul Adawiyah Emri Fazliq, 13, died on the spot due to head injuries. Her father, Emri Fazliq Mohd, 40, sprained his left shoulder and sustained neck injuries and was warded at the Gerik Hospital.
Lorry driver Mohd Noor Jusoh, 57, escaped unhurt in the crash which occurred about 4.40am.
Gerik police chief Supt Abdul Manab Baharum said initial investigations revealed that the Volvo lorry had broken down at the road-shoulder while heading towards Jeli.
“About two hours later, the Hyundai Starex van driven by Emri Fazliq rammed into the rear of the lorry,” he said.
He said the body was sent to the hospital.- BERNAMA