SEREMBAN: A 24-year-old man who was killed in a four-vehicle accident on the North-South Expressway (NSE) near here last night was due to be married in two months.
Aliff Ashraf Rosli, an information technology engineer, died on the spot at Km269.1 of the NSE after he crashed into two multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs) and a trailer lorry. He suffered serious injuries to his head and body.
Passengers in the three other vehicles escaped unhurt, and some tried to extricate Aliff from the wreck of his car before help arrived, to no avail. He was pronounced dead by a medical team ten minutes after he was removed from the car.
According to a relative of Aliff’s, who refused to be named, preparations for the wedding were complete, and the event was set for Dec 24.
The relative said Aliff, who worked in Cyberjaya, had been on three-day leave to make final preparations for his wedding.
“He was staying at his fiancee’s family’s house in Tampoi, Johor during the three-day leave, and was returning to his house in Putrajaya at 9pm last night, as he was supposed to start work today. I didn’t expect that our meeting in Johor would be our last,” he said when met at the Tuanku Jaafar Hospital's (TJH) Forensic Unit here.
He said Aliff’s remains will be buried at the Muslim cemetery centre in Pengerang, Johor.
Meanwhile, Nilai deputy police chief Superintendent Azrul Hisham Mohd Shaffie said the victim, who was driving a Proton Iswara Aeroback, had initially rear-ended an MPV.
"The impact of the crash resulted in the victim losing control of his vehicle, before it hit a second MPV.
"The victim's car was then thrown to the left side of the road, before it hit a trailer lorry,” Azrul Hisham said, adding that Aliff’s vehicle was severely damaged in the crash.
"The victim was taken to the TJH for a post-mortem. The case will be investigated under Section 41 (1) (A) of the Road Transport Act," he added.