Cops hunting hit-and-run tanker driver after death of two teens

IPOH: Police are searching for the driver of a tanker involved in an accident that saw two teenage girls killed near Kampung Kelawar in Tanjung Malim.

Muallim OCPD Superintendent Mohd Hasni Mohd Nasir said the tanker left the location at KM121 northbound of Jalan Ipoh-Kuala Lumpur following the incident between it and the motorcycle used by the victims at about 11.20pm on Wednesday.

“The tanker is believed to have continued with its journey south.

“We also call upon any witness to contact traffic investigating officer Insp Mazlan Salian at 017-743 3831 or the nearest police station to help with the investigations,” he said in a statement yesterday.

The victims, Mimi Nurwaheeda and Nur Nabila, both 19, from Taman Danau Kampung Hassan, Hulu Bernam and Angsana Flats, Subang Jaya, Selangor respectively, were cousins.

They were believed to have crashed into the tanker while it was making a U-turn.

“Initial investigations found that the victims were heading towards Slim River from Ulu Bernam.

“Mimi Nurwaheeda was run over by the tanker during the incident and died on the spot, while Nur Nabila, who was riding pillion, died while being treated at Hospital Slim River,” he added.

Supt Mohd Hasni said the case is being investigated under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act for reckless driving causing death.

He said those found guilty can be jailed for up to 10 years and fined a maximum of RM50,000.

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