KOTA KINABALU: A lorry driver was killed and two passengers were injured when the vehicle they were travelling in skidded off a slope near Bukit Ular, off Paitan, Beluran, early Thursday.
Ahmad Nongkang @ Mado, 59, died after he was pinned to his seat in the accident at about 7.30am.
The other two passengers, Jeprii Azis, 35 and Rosli Ruma, 34, sustained broken legs.
Kinabatangan fire and rescue operations chief Rosemidian Majid said Ahmad was believed to have lost control of the vehicle, causing it to skid off the road before landing on its side.
The lorry, which was transporting fertiliser, was heading towards the interior area of Paitan, some 240km from here.