Lorry driver burnt to death after vehicle hits road divider, tree in JB


JOHOR BARU: A 23-year-old lorry driver was burnt to death after his vehicle crashed into a road divider and burst into flames at Jalan Kolam Ayer here.

Johor Baru South OCPD ACP Raub Selamat said that the victim was driving a delivery lorry that was heading towards the city centre at about 12.10pm on Tuesday (Sept 28).

“Our investigations revealed that the driver had lost control of his vehicle before crashing into the road divider and a tree on the right side of the road, causing the lorry to swerve before catching fire.

“The victim was pronounced dead at the location and the body had been brought to the Hospital Sultanah Aminah (HSA) for postmortem,” he said in a statement here.

He added that the case is investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

ACP Raub also called upon members of the public who have witnessed the incident to come forward to help with the investigations by contacting the Johor Baru South Traffic Police Station at 07-218 2323.

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