A speeding four-wheel drive crashed into the living room of a house, killing its 67 year-old resident, Mat Rashid Mat Shariff at Jalan Sungai Dua at Permatang Pasir here yesterday night. Pix by Amir Irsyad Omar

PERMATANG PAUH: A speeding four-wheel drive crashed into the living room of a house, killing its 67 year-old resident at Jalan Sungai Dua at Permatang Pasir here yesterday night.

Victim Mat Rashid Mat Shariff died on the spot due to serious head injuries in the 10.45pm incident.

Sources said the victim was sleeping on a sofa in his living room when the Suzuki Vitara rammed a nearby car, skidded and crashed through the living room wall of the home.

The driver of the vehicle was reportedly drunk. He escaped with minor injuries.

The source added that the body was sent to Seberang Jaya Hospital.

Seberang Perai Tengah district police chief Assistant Commissioner Nik Ros Azhan Nik Ab Hamid confirmed the case, which will be investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.