Kampar OCPD Supt Ng Kong Soon inspecting the wreckage early Thursday.
KAMPAR: Four Kolej Tunku Abdul Rahman students were killed when the Perodua Viva they were in crashed head-on with a lorry at KM25.5 along the Ipoh-Kuala Lumpur trunk road, near Gua Tempurung early Thursday.
Kampar OCPD Supt Ng Kong Soon said the car was travelling from the direction of Ipoh and its driver, Thomas Loh, tried to overtake another vehicle in front of him prior to the accident around 5am.
Supt Ng said the driver was unable to do so and crashed into the lorry, which was carrying tar, killing himself and three other passengers.
The three other victims were identified as Koh Suet Mun, Wong Pei Pei, both 20, and Ling Yok Sue. Loh and Ling's ages were yet to be determined.
The lorry driver, 42, has been detained to facilitate investigations.
Supt Ng said the case would be investigated under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act.