KOTA KINABALU: A man reversed his five-tonne lorry into his best friend who had fallen asleep behind the lorry, crushing the man to death at Menggatal near here.
The 28-year-old lorry driver had backed his vehicle from the house porch to go to work when he felt a bump.
On checking, the man got the shock of his life to find the lifeless body of best pal Yuslee Kulah, who suffered serious head and bodily injuries, lying in a pool of blood.
It was believed the 27-year-old Yuslee, who lived next door to the lorry driver, had slept there after a drinking session.
Kota Kinabalu police chief Asst Comm Ahmad Sofi Zakaria said the lorry driver was unaware that the victim was fast asleep in the porch in the 5am accident yesterday.
He also did not suspect anything was in the way after earlier seeing his uncle reversing a van that was parked behind his lorry.
ACP Ahmad Sofi said the body has been sent to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital here for an autopsy, adding that the case was being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for reckless driving.
In another accident, a pedestrian was killed after he fell while crossing the road and was run over by a van in Labuan.
Labuan police chief Supt Saiman Kasran said Sahripan Omar, 38, tried to beat oncoming traffic by running across the road but tripped and fell. - theStarOnline