A woman, belived to be drunk and high on drugs, caused a fatal accident near the Sungai Dua toll in Bukit Mertajam after she drove her car against the flow of traffic.
According to The New Straits Times
, the incident happened around 7.50am on Tuesday at the KM 134 mark of the North-South Expressway (NSE).
The 19-year-old woman, according to the daily, had reportedly gotten into another accident earlier with an MPV at the Sungai Dua toll. In her bid to escape, she reportedly sped off on the opposite side of the highway.
Her presence on the fast lane of the highway created quite a bit of chaos among the other drivers, who desperately swerved out of her way.
However, her Proton Gen 2 then rammed into a Perodua Kelisa at high speed, causing it to spin to the left lane and ram into three other vehicles.
The driver of the Kelisa, Mohamad Fandi, 26, reportedly died on the spot.
Four other drivers reportedly suffered minor injuries and were treated at the Seberang Jaya Hospital.
Seberang Prai Tengah district police chief Assistant Commissioner Nik Ros Azhan told NST that the woman, who also reportedly suffered minor injuries, was tested positive for methamphetamine.
She had been detained to facilitate investigations, ACP Nik Ros added.
Meanwhile, Rosli Lin, 56, the father of the victim who was killed in the accident, told The Star Online
that his son was on his way home from work after completing the overnight shift at the factory.
Rosli told the news portal that Mohamad Fandi was the eldest of two children and was married to a nurse attached with Hospital Selayang.