Duo, including a police officer, killed in a four-vehicle collision along the North-South Highway near Pagoh

The mangled Proton Wira car which was driven by policeman Senawi Jelani, who was killed in the four-vehicle collision at kilometer 134.7 (southbound) of the North-South Highway near Pagoh on September 14, 2022. – Photo courtesy of Johor Fire and Rescue department

By Ben Tan

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 1:31 PM MYT

PAGOH, September 14 – Two men, including a policeman, were killed in a crash involving four vehicles along the southbound road of the North-South Highway near here early this morning.

Policeman Senawi Jelani, 55, and truck driver K. Gunalan, 45, suffered serious head and body injuries. The two victims died at the scene of the collision at kilometer 134.7 of the North-South highway,

The Operations Commander of Pagoh Fire and Rescue Station, Senior Fire Officer II Ramli Abd Rahman said Johor State Operations Center (PGO) received a distress call from emergency concerning the accident at 4:48 a.m.

He said a total of 16 firefighters from Pagoh and Bukit Gambir fire stations immediately rushed to the scene in a Fire Rescue Tender (FRT) vehicle accompanied by an Emergency Medical Rescue Service unit ( EMRS).

“The accident involved a Proton Wira car, a Hino truck carrying drinking water and two 12 meter long trailers carrying steel and wooden pallets.

“A total of four victims were involved in the collision, consisting of three locals and an Indian man.

“Following the accident, the bodies of two deceased victims were trapped in the truck and the car.

“The deceased was identified as a police officer who was in the Proton Wira, while the other victim was in his truck,” Ramli said in a statement today.

Ramli said the remains of the two men were later handed over to police for further action after firefighters extracted their bodies earlier.

He added that the two male survivors were identified as Indian citizen A. Annadurai, 20, and Zamri Hashim, 29.

“Both survived the collision and were treated by on-site medics to treat their injuries.

“The whole operation ended at 8:30 a.m.,” he said.