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Looi Choon Li, 24, took leave to send her mother to the hospital, but never got to complete her last journey.
The assistant hairdresser died after her car skidded and rammed into a tree at Jalan Yan, near Kampung Pisang.
Meanwhile, her mother and brother who were also on board the car, had sustained serious injuries during the accident.
Choon Li who worked in Penang had driven to the family house at Taman Awana in Yan early Wednesday (Jan 4) morning to fetch her mother, Ch'ng Ai Kam, 55, for a medical check-up at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital.
Choon Li's 37-year-olde brother, Chee Chong, had also tagged along .
According to The Star, the trio were headed to Alor Setar at around 9.30am when the incident took place.
The 24-year-old is believed to have lost control of her car -- thus skidding before ramming into a tree on the opposite side of the road.
Ch'ng fractured her right hand and sustained some head injuries, while Chee Chong fractured his leg.
State Fire and Rescue Department public relations officer Fire Supt Nor Hafizah Muhammad Lukman said a team from the Yan Fire Station arrived at the scene at 10.03am.
Said Supt Nor Hafizah:
“The driver of the car died while the two injured passengers were removed from the car by passers-by."
The mum and son were conveyed to Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital immediately while Choon Li's body was handed over to the police for further action.
Kota Setar district traffic police headquarters’ investigation officer Insp Adibahtul Huda Azizi said both Ch’ng and Chee Chong were in stable condition, and that Choon Li’s body had been sent for post-mortem.