KOTA KINABALU – Five members of a family were killed and another was seriously injured when the vehicle they were travelling in skidded and turned turtle at Kilometre 40 Jalan Kimanis-Keningau here Friday.
The crash occurred about 5 pm while the family members were on their way to Kimanis.
Nur Fitriati Sukarno, 28, who was at the wheel of a Isuzu D-Max, was believed to have lost control of the four-wheel-drive vehicle, causing it to skid and turn turtle onto the opposite lane, said Papar district police chief DSP George Abdul Rakman.
He said besides Nur Fitriati, the others killed in the crash were her mother, Supiati Mohd Salleh, 53, sisters Nur Khasanah Sukarno, 34, and Dwi Rahmahyanti Sukarno, 35, and a brother, Eka Sudarmono Sukarno, 37.
They died on the spot due to serious head injuries, he added.
He identified the injured victim as two-year-old Muhammad Hamizan Mohd Khaidir, who had been sent to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. – BERNAMA