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Man, 20, dies after being hit by lorry
Published on: Thursday, March 22, 2018

Kota Kinabalu: A 20-year-old died after he was hit by a lorry carrying gas cylinders at the traffic light junction along the Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park (KKIP) road, in Telipok, Wednesday.

Preliminary investigations showed the lorry driver, identified as Stephen M Udon, 48, was heading from Telipok to Kota Kinabalu at about 1pm.

When he arrived at the location, a man suddenly jumped out from the left side to the direction of the lorry and got hit by the lorry's tyres.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, verified by a doctor from Hospital Likas.

The lorry driver escaped unhurt.

No identification document was found on the deceased.

The case is being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987, with Insp. Chong Chee Wah as its investigating officer. - Jimmy Goh

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