3 die, 6 injured in late night crash at West Coast Expressway

Fire and rescue personnel from Trong at the scene of the crash involving two cars on the new West Coast Expressway. (JBPM pic)

IPOH: Three people were killed and six injured in an accident involving two cars at KM262.5 of the West Coast Expressway (WCE) on the route heading towards Changkat Jering, Taiping last night.

Perak fire and rescue department assistant director (operations) Sabarodzi Nor Ahmad said they were alerted to the accident, involving a Perodua Bezza and a Honda City, at 11.11pm.

“An unidentified woman passenger in the Honda City and a married couple, aged 37 and 36, in the other car died on the spot.

“We have handed over the bodies to the police for further action,” he said in a statement today.

He said the injured comprise five children and a woman, and they were all sent to Hospital Taiping.

He said their identities have yet to be established.

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