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Choo (left) and Seah posing for a photograph.
KULAIJAYA: The worried mother had called her son at around 2am on his mobile phone, urging him to come home as it was late.
The 19-year-old assured her that he was on his way after having supper with his best friend.
Choo Chee Ying never made it home. He died in a car accident together with 19-year-old Seah Jun Wen.
Seah lost control of the car and it rammed into a tree on their way home to Skudai.
The two were travelling on KM27 along Jalan Johor Baru-Air Hitam when the incident occurred at around 2.15am on Sunday.
“Seah, who was driving Choo’s Honda Civic, lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a corner and crashed into a tree on the road shoulder,” said district OCPD Supt Zulkefly Yahya yesterday.
“The car then spun a few times before hitting a divider on the right side of the road,” he said, adding that according to an eyewitness, the Honda was travelling at a high speed.
Supt Zulkefly added that a Toyota Vios, which was behind the Honda, managed to swerve away in time when the accident occurred.
The bodies were sent to Hospital Temenggung Seri Maharaja Tun Ibrahim. Both friends were the youngest in their respective families.
Choo and Seah had known each other for 13 years and were pupils at the same primary, secondary schools and university college together, until Choo dropped out last year to help in the family’s recycling business.
Elsewhere, in Alor Setar, Kedah, Muhammad Isham Zamri, 13, a Form One student of SMK Tunku Laksamana, was killed in an accident in Jalan Batu Enam in Kuala Kedah, near here, after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a 4WD at about 7am yesterday, said Kota Setar OCPD Asst Comm Adzaman Mohd Jan.
In Temerloh, Pahang, assistant school principal Gan An Peng, 47, of Taman Meranti Indah, Bera, and businesswoman Yip Lai Cheng, 53, of Lorong Bukit Ubi, Kuantan, were killed in a head-on collision involving their cars.
“The accident occurred at KM138 of the Kuala Lumpur-Kuantan road at 8.15pm on Saturday,” said OCPD Asst Comm Abdul Aziz Salleh.
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