The driver of a trailer which ploughed into a flyover still under construction along the Sungai Besi-Ulu Klang Elevated Expressway (SUKE) yesterday - killing two and severely injuring three others, has tested positive for methamphetamine.

According to Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigations and Enforcement Department chief ACP Zulkefly Yahya, a urine test conducted on the 40-year-old driver from Sungai Siput, Perak, at the Dang Wangi police headquarters, returned positive results.

"The driver has been arrested and will be remanded under Section 15 (1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act by the Dang Wangi Narcotics Department," Malay Mail quoted Zulkefly saying in a statement today.

According to him further, the case is being probed under Section 44(1) of the Road Transport Act for driving under the influence.

The incident occurred about 6pm yesterday when the trailer, which was transporting an excavator, collided with the steel frame of a pedestrian bridge at the construction site along the Middle Ring Road Two (MRR2) near Desa Tun Razak, Cheras.

The impact caused the iron scaffolding and the frame to collapse on a van plying the road from Ampang during the evening rush hour. Two female passengers of the van, both in their 40s, were crused to death, while three others in the same vehicle, including the 47-year-old driver, suffered serious injuries.

All of them were on their way to work at a factory in USJ 1, Subang Jaya, police said.

It took more than two hours for the authorities to extricate the victims and the deceased's bodies from the wreckage.

Source: Malay Mail
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