By BORNEOTODAY REPORTERS
KOTA KINABALU: A self-employed man was killed, while a passenger in the car they were traveling in sustained serious injuries after it skidded and crashed into a tree along the coastal road early Friday morning.
Amiljon Musid, 40, who was driving the car, was killed on the spot following the impact of the crash while his 51-year-old passenger suffered serious bodily injuries in the 3.40am incident.
City police chief, Assistant Commissioner M. Chandra said the duo was believed to be heading to Kepayan when Amiljon lost control of the vehicle.
“They skidded off the double-lane road upon reaching a corner and slammed into a tree on a road divider,” he said in a statement here Friday.
ACP Chandra said Amiljon’s body has been brought to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for post mortem while the other victim is receiving treatment for his injuries.
This stretch of road had claimed many lives over the years, with the most recent being that of chemical engineer Michelle Eliza Johnny, 26, who was killed after she lost control of her vehicle and slammed into a tree on Feb 25 this year.
In another case, a man from Batu Caves, Selangor was found drowned at the sea besides Suria Mall at about 11pm on Thursday.
Chandra said a police team responding to an emergency call found Kong Kim Ming, 26, had already died after his body was plucked out of the sea.
He said initial investigations showed no indication of foul play.
The body has been sent to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital 1 for a post mortem.