NSE crash: Trailer driver expected to be charged on May 17

IPOH: The investigation paper on the trailer driver who was detained for investigation into the fiery accident that claimed the lives of five students on the North-South Expressway northbound in Kuala Kangsar last Wednesday (May 11), will be handed over to the Deputy Public Prosecutor this Tuesday (May 17).

Kuala Kangsar police chief ACP Omar Bakhtiar Yaacob said the police were now completing the investigation paper, involving the 28-year-old trailer driver.

"The investigation paper will be handed over to the Deputy Public Prosecutor on Tuesday morning and if there are no problems, we will file a charge in the court in the afternoon," he told Bernama when contacted here on Saturday (May 14).

He said the police would also apply for an extension of the remand period on the driver at the Kuala Kangsar Magistrate's Court on Sunday to assist in the investigation under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

According to media reports, the trailer driver had been issued 22 traffic summonses, of which 21 of the summonses had been settled, including eight summonses for speeding.

The five victims killed in the road crash were housemates and students of Universiti Sultan Azlan Shah (USAS). - Bernama

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