Singaporean woman dies in car crash on Malaysia’s east coast highway

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KUALA LUMPUR: A Singaporean woman died when the car she was traveling in was involved in an accident along East Coast Highway 2 (LPT2) in Terengganu on Wednesday afternoon June 29.

In a statement on Friday, Terengganu Police Chief Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Rohaimi MD Isa said Clarissa Neo Li San, 28, was the front passenger of a BMW X5 sport utility vehicle being driven by Ng Shea Shin, 31 years old.

The two and their two other friends had left Kuala Lumpur around 1 p.m. for Kuala Terengganu.

They were thought to be on their way to Redang Island, off Terengganu.

“Around 5:15 p.m., when reaching KM 398.1 of LPT2 (Bukit Besi to Ajil), there was heavy rain and the vehicle suddenly hit a puddle, skidded on the left shoulder and crashed against the metal barrier,” Rohaimi said.

According to the statement, Ms. Neo suffered hip and waist injuries after the car hit the road barrier. She was confirmed dead at the scene.

His body was sent to Hulu Terengganu Hospital Forensic Unit for autopsy.

“The Singapore High Commission has been informed of the death of their citizen,” Mr Rohaimi said, adding that Ms Neo’s body had been returned to her mother at Hulu Terengganu for transport back to Singapore.

According to the state police chief, another victim, Loo Juosie, 30, a Malaysian woman sitting in the rear passenger seat, suffered broken legs and injuries to her right arm. She was treated at KMI Kuala Terengganu Medical Center.

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