Three teenagers, two of whom had been riding pillion, were killed when a car crashed into their motorcycle at KM80 of Jalan Jerangau-Jabor, Bukit Besi near Dungun last night.
Dungun district police chief Baharudin Abdullah identified the victims as Muhammad Faris Haikal Mohd Faizal and pillion riders Muhammad Hafiqzie Mohd Zukri and Muhammad Salman Faris Samsun, all aged 14.
All of the victims, who were students of SMK Bukit Besi, died at the scene due to head injuries, he added.
Their bodies were sent to Hospital Dungun for a post-mortem.
Baharudin said the crash was believed to have occurred at 9.25pm. The preliminary investigation found that a Proton Iswara, which was heading towards Jerangau, had veered into the opposite lane in an attempt to overtake another car and collided into the Honda EX5 motorcycle which the three boys were riding.
“The driver of the Proton Iswara car, a man aged 50, and a female passenger, aged 45, as well as two boys, aged six and seven who were in the rear seat, were injured and sent to Hospital Dungun for treatment," he said when contacted early today.