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Five People Killed in M25 Car vs Truck Collision Near KwaMashu

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Tragedy struck this Saturday afternoon when five people were killed in a horrific collision on the M25 near KwaMashu, KwaZulu-Natal.

The fatal incident occurred after a vehicle they were travelling in was crushed by a truck.

Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) members rushed to the scene after receiving multiple calls from passing motorists reporting the accident at approximately 13:36.

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Upon arrival, firefighters were already in attendance and working to recover the bodies of four individuals trapped in the wreckage of a Toyota sedan.

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A fifth victim from the vehicle was found lying under a Mercedes Benz Actros truck.

According to a witness, the light motor vehicle was travelling at a high rate of speed from KwaMashu towards Avoca Hills.

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The driver allegedly failed to negotiate a bend, causing the car to collide with a metal barrier.

The impact sent the car airborne, landing it in the contra flow lane.

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One occupant was ejected from the vehicle.

Subsequently, the vehicle was crushed by a truck and trailer travelling in the opposite direction.

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The driver of the truck sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision.

Our thoughts are with the families of the victims during this difficult time.

Video footage of the crash was also shared on the SA Trucker App.

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