Singaporean killed in car crash

SEREMBAN: A Singaporean national was killed after the car he was traveling skidded and crashed into the road barrier near the Seremban/Port Dickson interchange at kilometre (KM) 259 of the North-South Expressway (Plus), northbound, here, earlier today.

Negri Sembilan Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department (JSPT) chief, Superintendent Muhammad Zaki Ramat, said that the incident occurred around 1.20pm, resulting in the victim being trapped before being confirmed dead at the scene.

"An accident involving a Nissan Almera car driven by a 24-year-old Singaporean man occurred near the exit of the Seremban/Port Dickson Toll Plaza.

The victim, believed to be traveling from Johor Baru, is suspected to have skidded before crashing into the barrier on the right shoulder of the road, trapping him inside the car," he said when contacted today.

He added that firefighters from the Senawang Fire and Rescue Department conducted an operation to extricate the victim before paramedics confirmed the man's death at the scene.

"His body was taken to the Forensic Medical Department of Tuanku Jaafar Hospital (HTJ) for post-mortem procedures," he said.

Muhammad Zaki stated that the Seremban-Port Dickson Highway (SPDH) patrol unit is controlling traffic at the accident site, with only the emergency lane and the entrance lane to the northbound Port Dickson Toll Plaza interchange temporarily closed for vehicle diversion work.

"Further investigation is ongoing, and at present, the case is being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

"Anyone with information about this incident can contact the Seremban District Police Headquarters (IPD) at 06-6033222 to assist in the investigation," he said.

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