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Car Grazed In Fatal Crash Had No License, Insurance Or Road Tax

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TAPAH – The ice truck that crashed into a van killing nine people on Saturday has also grazed another car during the incident.

Tapah OCPD Superintendent Som Sak Din Keliaw said the investigating officer re-visited the accident site and found a car registration plate on Sunday at about 4pm.

“We tracked down the owner, who said he was going to a market to sell vegetables prior to the accident.

“He said the truck had veered into the opposite lane, grazing his Proton Iswara at the back before crashing into the van,” he said.

A group of eight friends aged between 55 and 82, from Ayer Kuning New Village were killed during the accident at KM45 of Jalan Ipoh-Teluk Intan, near here.

Also killed in the accident was the 33-year-old van driver from Malim Nawar.

The 22-year-old truck driver suffered cuts and bruises, and has been detained by the police for investigation.

Supt Som Sak said the car driver, Beh Kok Meng, 47, from Chuan Nam Park, Langkap, was taken to the Tapah police station to lodge a report on Monday at about 12.55am.

“He did not lodged a report because he does not have a driving licence.

“His road tax has expired and it also did not have insurance since January 2016,” Supt Som Sak said.

“The car has been towed to the police station for further action,” he added. – The Star Online

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