A driver killed, passenger injured on N12 crash


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BY REGINALD KANYANE

One person was killed and another sustained moderate injury when their car collided with a truck on the N12 in Westonaria during the early hours of this morning.

Er24 Werner Vermaak said the accident took place shortly after 1am. “Our paramedics arrived on the scene where they found a Toyota Corolla on the side of the road. The vehicle had severe damage. Two people were found inside the vehicle and while the driver was found with fatal injuries and declared dead on the scene.

“A passenger in the vehicle was found with shoulder injuries and he was extricated from the vehicle and ferried to Fountains Hospital for further care. It is understood that the vehicle was travelling towards Potchefstroom when the driver apparently lost control,” Vermaak said.

He said the vehicle overturned several times and collided with an oncoming truck. Vermaak further said that the driver of the truck was not injured.

The incident was handed over to the local police for further investigation.

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