An accident involving two trailers at KM 231.9 of the north-bound North-South Expressway this morning resulted in the death of one of the drivers.
The accident occurred near Padang Rengas heading towards Changkat Jering.
A spokesperson of the operations room of the state fire and rescue department informed that the department received an emergency call regarding the accident at 8.12am.
According to the spokesperson, a team of personnel with machinery from the Kuala Kangsar Fire and Rescue Station was dispatched to the location of the accident.
“The accident is believed to have occurred when the trailer driven by the victim hit the back of another trailer.
“The victim was stuck at the driver’s seat and confirmed dead at the location by health personnel.
The victim’s identity was confirmed as Abd. Rahim Sulaiman.
The firefighters extracted the trapped victim using special equipment before handing over to the police for further action.
The operation led by Senior Fire Officer II Abdul Aziz Mohd Noor ended at 9.17am.