Assemblyman Ng Tien Chee died of serious head injuries at the scene.
Balakong assemblyman Ng Tien Chee was killed in an accident near Cheras early today.
In the incident at about 12.40am, Ng, 40, died of serious head injuries at the scene.
Kajang police chief ACP Ahmad Dzaffir Mohd Yussof, who confirmed this, said Ng had been on his way from Kuala Lumpur to Kajang.
He said it was believed that the Nissan X-Trail SUV Ng was driving had rammed into the back of a trailer.
“He was travelling along the Grand Saga Expressway headed to Kajang from Kuala Lumpur in a 4WD vehicle when he collided into the back of a lorry near KM11.7,” Ahmad Dzaffir said.
He added that Ng’s body was sent to the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre for post-mortem.
Ng was believed to have been on his way home after attending a dinner.
He had just celebrated his 40th birthday earlier this month on July 5.
The DAP assemblyman is survived by his wife and three children aged 13, 15 and 17.
In the May 9 general election, Ng defeated Barisan Nasional’s Lim Chin Wah and PAS’ Mohamad Ibrahim Ghazali by a majority of 35,538 votes.
Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari in a Twitter message sent his condolences to Ng’s family.
“I received sad news that Balakong assemblyman Eddie Ng Tien Chee died in an accident. My condolences to his family. I feel their sadness and am shocked to receive the news of his passing,” Amirudin tweeted.
Ng was always willing to serve his constituents with a smile, said Amirudin.
In a statement, the menteri besar said Ng’s passing is a big loss to the Pakatan Harapan coalition and has left a void that will be felt by his constituents, and the people of Selangor, in general.
“He was an assemblyperson who served with full dedication for his people and was committed to bringing their voice to the state legislative assembly, through his stint as a representative since 2013.
“Since the day I’ve known, he has always cracked a smile and was willing to help out anyone in need,” said Amirudin.
Ng, who was consistently updating his Facebook page, last shared a posting at 9 last night of his assistants Marcus Sim and Wilson Chang attending a meeting with the manager of Bandar Tun Razak parliamentary constituency’s service centre to discuss traffic congestion along Jalan Alam Damai.
Earlier yesterday, Ng shared photos of him visiting a drainage upgrading project in Taman Seri Timah.
In the post he had said he was visiting the project to ensure government projects were carried out according to the specifications set.
“Government money must be spent with integrity,” he wrote.
Ng’s death will force the second by-election after GE14. The first is due to be held on Aug 4 for the Sungai Kandis state constituency following the death of its assemblyman Mat Shuhaimi Shafie, 50, of PKR on July 2 from lymphoma.