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Jakarta Post

Drivers of overloaded trucks named suspects in deadly Bandung-Jakarta toll road crash

  • Arya Dipa

    The Jakarta Post

Bandung   /   Thu, September 5, 2019   /  05:49 pm
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Jasa Marga personnel assist in lifting cars involved in an accident on the Cipularang toll road’s Purbaleunyi section in Purwakarta, West Java, on Monday.(ANTARA FOTO/Ibnu Chazar)

An investigation into a multi-vehicle crash on the Purbaleunyi section of the Bandung-Jakarta or Cipularang toll road in Purwakarta regency, West Java, has resulted in the naming of two drivers as suspects for allegedly causing the road accident that has claimed eight lives. The drivers, identified as DH, 45, and S, 40, were driving overloaded freight trucks, which the police believe had affected the brake system when the vehicles went downhill at the 91-kilometer point of the toll road, leading to the accident. Purwakarta Police chief Adj. Comr. Sr. Matrius said the result of investigation involving the National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT), West Java Transportation Agency and the National Police’s traffic department, found that the accident started when the two trucks passed the road on Monday. DH, the driver of a dump truck, lost control of his vehicle when dr...