Manjung RMN officer killed when car smashes into tree

Noor Hidayah Tanzizi

MANJUNG: A Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) officer was killed when his car smashed into a tree by the roadside at Km 7 of Jalan Sitiawan-Lumut here, this morning.

Mat Rozali Hussain, 49, succumbed to serious injuries and died at the scene in the 7.50am accident.

According to Manjung police chief ACP Tengku Mohd Zailan Tengku Ahmad Shah, Rozali was driving from Sitiawan to Lumut when the accident occurred.

"The victim lost control of his car, before skidding to the left side of the road and smashing into the tree on the road shoulder.

"The victim suffered severe injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene," he said when contacted today.

Tengku Mohd Zailan said the body was brought to Hospital Seri Manjung’s Forensic Department for a post-mortem.

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