Singaporean Rita Marie Gilbert, 42 and her husband, Malaysian Kumar Arunasalam, 40, were killed in crash along North South Highway yesterday at around 10.30 pm. The couple had just registered their marriage on the 23rd of March 2013 and was on their way to meet their family in Malacca to make wedding arrangements when they were involved in the collision. At the time of the crash, there were 5 occupants in the car at, which included the couple, their Malaysian friend who was also killed in the crash, her boyfriend and the driver. Only the driver and their friend’s boyfriend survived.
The crash occurred near Tangkak, Johor. The car skidded and clattered into the back of a lorry, and before the passengers could get out of the wreck, the vehicle was rear ended by a tour bus. The trio in the back died upon impact, while the driver and front passenger, who survived the crash, were taken to Sultanah Fatimah Specialist Hospital in Muar for treatment.
The bodies of the couple and their friend have been claimed and they would be buried in Malacca. Investigations as to why and how the accident occurred are ongoing