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‘Drunk’ truck driver killed in crash on R61

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A truck driver has been killed in an accident on the R-61 between Port St Johns and Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape.

Provincial traffic spokesperson, Charles Bramwell says the accident happened early on Thursday morning, when the man lost control around a bend. He says the vehicle, transporting bricks from Durban, rolled down an embankment.

Bramwell says a passenger in the truck was slightly injured, and told authorities that the driver was intoxicated.

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He says the driver’s body was trapped in the vehicle, and the jaws of life had to be used.

Bramwell says empty beer cans were found in the wreckage.

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