28-year-old killed after car crashes into utility pole in Kota Tinggi

KOTA TINGGI: A 28-year-old man was killed after his car crashed into a utility pole at KM45 of Jalan Johor Baru-Mersing here.

Kota Tinggi OCPD Supt Hussin Zamora said the incident occurred at 7.30am Tuesday (April 25) while the victim was heading towards Taman Kota Jaya.

“The victim was on his way to work at a workshop in Taman Kota Jaya from Johor Baru.

“We believe that he had lost control of his vehicle and driven into the opposite lane before crashing into the utility pole,” he said in a statement here.

The victim was later pronounced dead at the location by the medical team, he added.

The case is being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

Meanwhile, in an unrelated case, a 75-year-old man was found dead in his home in Taman Perdana, Muar, after not responding to calls made by his family members.

Muar OCPD Asst Comm Raiz Mukhliz Azman Aziz said the police received a distress call from the victim's 50-year-old niece informing them that her uncle was unreachable.

“She then went to his house and found that there was a strong, bad smell coming from inside the house.

“A medical team from Sultanah Fatimah Specialist Hospital then made an inspection of the victim, who was found lying on his bed, before pronouncing him dead,” he said.

The victim was living alone, and the bed was located in the living room, he added.

“An inspection also did not find any signs of criminal activities that could be connected to his death, and based on the medical report, the victim is suffering from a prostate disease,” he said, adding that the victim is believed to have been dead for at least five days.

The case has been classified as a Sudden Death Report (SDR).

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