KUALA PILAH: Two family members were killed and four others sustained injuries when they were involved in a crash on Jalan Terachi-Tanjung Ipoh here.

Seri Menanti Fire and Rescue station operations commander Norhirwan Zainal said the two victims were identified as Nuratika Arsad, 27, and her three-year-old son, who died at the scene when the Proton Wira car they were travelling in skidded onto the opposite lane and crashed into a tree early yesterday morning.

Norhirwan said that the fire department received a distress call at 1.21am and teams from Seri Menanti and Kuala Pilah Fire and Rescue stations rushed to the scene.

Kuala Pilah district police chief Supt Amran Mohd Ghani said the young mother and child died from severe head injuries, Bernama reported.

He added that initial investigation found that the car was driven by a 30-year-old man, and was on its way from Seremban to Kuala Pilah when he was believed to have lost control of the vehicle, skidded into the opposite lane, and hit a tree.

“Due to the impact of the collision, two victims died at the scene, while the driver suffered a broken left leg and the other three passengers sustained minor injuries and received treatment at Kuala Pilah Hospital,” he said.