GEORGE TOWN – The body of the victim trapped in the sports utility vehicle (SUV) which plunged into the sea last Sunday (Jan 20) was still intact, eventhough the vehicle was retrieved three days later.
Penang police chief Datuk T. Narenasagaran said the victim, identified as private college student, Moey YunPeng, 20, was found strapped to the driver’s seat after the vehicle was retrieved from the sea at about 6.00pm at KM 4 of the Penang Bridge here.
“The car was badly wrecked due to the crash, but the physical condition of the victim was still perfect and his seatbelt was still fastened,” he said when met by reporters at the scene.
According to him, the victim’s remains were sent to the Seberang Jaya Hospital for post-mortem before being handed over to the family for burial.
He said the operation to retrieve the vehicle took three days, as the search was hampered by bad weather and strong currents.
Moey family urges public to leave them alone and stop speculating
GEORGE TOWN: Family members of 20-year-old Moey Yun Peng, who was killed after his SUV was hit by another car before flipping over the Penang Bridge, have urged the public to stop speculating over the incident.
Moey’s brother, who declined to be named, said the family will also be seeking justice over the case, as video recordings have showed that the other lost control before hitting Moey’s SUV on Sunday (Jan 20).
“Please stop speculating, and just leave us alone.
“Let my brother go in peace. My parents are very sad,” he said at the Seberang Jaya Hospital mortuary.
The man also urged the police to investigate the case thoroughly, especially the car driver who also happened to be Moey’s childhood friend.
Moey’s body was extricated from the wreckage after rescuers retrieved it from the sea under the Penang Bridge at about 6pm today (Jan 22).
The body was then sent to Seberang Jaya Hospital for post mortem, which took almost three hours.