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Aussie and son killed in traffic accident


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 18 May 2017

Scene of deaths: Fire and Rescue Department staff and policemen at the incident along the Iskandar Sultan Highway near Iskandar Puteri in Johor.

Scene of deaths: Fire and Rescue Department staff and policemen at the incident along the Iskandar Sultan Highway near Iskandar Puteri in Johor.

JOHOR BARU: An Australian and his son died while two Malaysians were injured in a head-on collision involving two vehicles.

Troy Youngnickel, 45, and his four-year-old son Jai Geoffrey died on the spot.

They were in a four-wheel-drive pick-up when it went out of control and hit an iron grate, causing the vehicle to veer into the opposite lane.

The vehicle crashed into an oncoming car, injuring the driver Muhd Hafifi Hafiz Abu, 31, and student Liew Sun Wen, 18.

Iskandar Puteri OCPD Asst Comm Noor Hashim Mohamad said the incident happened along the Iskan­dar Sultan Highway here around 12.45pm yesterday.

He said initial investigations showed the foreigner was speeding prior to the collision.

Courts Crime , accident johor , australia

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