Sea search continues for missing SUV driver in Penang Bridge accident

Investigators continue to comb the waters surrounding the Penang Bridge, where the driver of a Mazda CX-5 SUV was thrown into the waters following a collision with a Toyota Vios.

Video footage from another vehicle’s dash-cam captured the entirety of the incident, showing the two cars driving towards the mainland from the island, with the Vios driver speeding and subsequently losing control of the car. He strikes the white SUV, causing it to spin on the road and eventually flipping over into the dark waters below early Saturday morning.

Police have identified the victim as 20-year-old student Moey Yun Peng, who had been celebrating a friend’s birthday on the island before returning home to Butterworth. The Vios driver is currently receiving medical attention at a nearby hospital, with officers revealing that he tested positive for marijuana, and that alcohol test results were still pending.

Investigators have yet to comment on whether the two vehicles involved in the accident were racing each other at the time of the accident.

Marine patrol has now dropped anchor in and around the area where the accident happened, where the currents are swift and the ocean floor lies at a depth of 20 meters. One the wreckage is found, police will use a crane to extract the vehicle from the waters.

 

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