Baling crash tragedy: Hilux driver appears in court for remand order

SAFURI KAMARUDDIN

BALING: The driver of a Toyota Hilux involved in a crash which killed a senior police officer and his wife here yesterday, arrived at the Baling magistrate’s court for a remand order this morning.

The 37-year-old woman, from Jalan Kroh here, arrived at 8.30am, clad in orange prison attire and escorted by policemen.

She was detained yesterday after testing positive for methamphetamine, based on a preliminary urine test.

The 7.15am accident, which involved three vehicles, occurred at a junction in Kampung Teluk Teduri. Assistant Superintendent Mohd Noor Mat Yaub, 38 and wife, Suriya Abd Rahman, 37, died at the scene due to multiple injuries.

Mohd Noor was driving his wife, a teacher at SK Teluk Teduri, and their four children, aged between six and 11, to school there when the incident occurred.

It is understood that all four children suffered multiple injuries in the crash. The couple’s fifth child, a toddler, was not in the vehicle.

Mohd Noor, who was driving a Perodua Myvi, was traveling from Baling to Kupang when his car was rear-ended by the Toyota Hilux as he was slowing down to make a right turn near Kampung Teluk Teduri.

The impact hurled the Myvi into the opposite lane, where it was rammed into by a Honda City.

The remains of Mohd Noor and Suriya were laid to rest in their hometown of Kampung Buluh, Tanah Merah, in Kelantan, yesterday evening.

Police have classified the case under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.