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JUST IN: Truck driver killed in N3 crash, road closed

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A truck driver has been killed following a crash on the N3 before Pietermaritzburg, the route has been affected

A truck driver has been killed after the heavy load vehicle lost its load and collided with other vehicles.

Midlands EMS, one of the first responders on the scene, reported that the tragic accident happened on N3 near Pietermaritzburg.

“At approximately 19:00 Midlands EMS received multiple calls regarding a serious motor vehicle accident on N3 Townhill just passed Peter Brown off ramp.

It is alleged that a truck came down the N3 Townhill and [lost] its load of powdered cobalt and collided with multiple concrete barriers and two light motor vehicles,” the medics stated.

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“Unfortunately, during the collision the driver of the truck sustained fatal injuries and was declared dead on scene,” the statement read.

Wreckage on the N3. Photo: Midlands EMS.

Midlands EMS also cited the disturbance of traffic flow during this time.

“Both north and south bound of the N3 will be closed for the recovery of vehicles. Local authorities are on scene investigating the cause,” the statement read.



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