MERSING, Oct 29 — A man linked to the murder of Estonian model Regina Soosalu three years ago, died today when the vehicle he was travelling in crashed into a bus stop here.
According to The Star Online, 31-year-old Tengku Alang Reza Tengku Ibrahim who was recently charged with drug offences in Selangor, was sitting in the back of a Toyota Hilux with three women during the 6.34pm incident on Friday.
“Initial investigations showed that the group was heading to Johor Baru from Mersing when the driver lost control at KM15 of Jalan Jemaluang-Mersing,” the local news portal quoted Mersing OCPD Deputy Supt Cyril Edward Nuing as saying.
“The four-wheel drive crashed into a bus waiting area near Institut Latihan Perindustrian and Tengku Alang died on impact,” he said in a statement.
The driver, identified as Salma @ Noraini Adam, 37, was pronounced dead at the Mersing Hospital.
The two other passengers were Puteri Nur Zawani Mohd Rasid, 33, who sustained severe injuries and Nor Faizah Abdul Malek who escaped with only minor bruises.
Tengku Alang was in the spotlight back in 2014 after his then model girlfriend Regina was found dead while vacationing on Pulau Rawa.
Police initially investigated her death as drowning but reclassified the case as murder when they found scratches and bruises on her body.