Woman arrested after three deaths in highway race
Couple and seven-month-old daughter killed, police seek Myvi driver.
A woman has been arrested and police are investigating reports that six Perodua Myvi cars racing on the Duke highway here last night were involved in a crash that killed a couple and their seven-month-old daughter.
Eyewitnesses said Fairuz Nizam Husain, 35, died on the spot while his wife Nova Safitri Azhari, 25, and their daughter, Nur Firuza Annisa, died on the way to the hospital after the crash at 1.05am.
A Myvi car in the fast lane hit Fairuz’s Pajero in the middle lane, causing it to veer left and into another Myvi in the slow lane, police said according to Bernama.
Fairuz lost control, causing the Pajero to spin, police said, and all three were thrown on the road.
A woman driving one of the Myvi’s, Siti Noor Aini Mohd Said, 35, sustained light injuries, while the other Myvi driver, Mohammad Fizal Reza Jamaludidin, 31, was unhurt.
Rakyat Post reported today that a woman had been arrested and another driver sought. The woman was taken into custody when she sought treatment at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital.
The three vehicles involved have been seized by police and investigations begun on a reckless driving charge.
Fairuz and family were returning home after attending a wedding reception in Putrajaya, the report said.
Eyewitnesses said several cars were speeding along Duke when a Myvi collided with the Pajero, which swerved left and was hit by a second Myvi, causing it to roll over several times.
The bodies of Fairuz, his wife and child were claimed by relatives for burial today. The couple have two other daughters, Nur Firuza Amira, 7, and Nur Firuza Akila, 3.