Six people have been killed in a collision between a truck and a car on the N1 at Planknek near Polokwane in Limpopo.

According to Arrive Alive, preliminary reports indicate six people died at the scene, while two sustained serious injuries.

The crash took place between the Nyl Plaza and Polokwane outside Mokopane.

The province’s transport and community safety media liaison Mike Maringa told Polokwane Review the truck involved in the accident overturned, which is why the highway has been blocked and traffic has been diverted.

“Motorists travelling northwards will be diverted to the R101 at Nyl Plaza, while those travelling south must use R101 from Polokwane and join the N1 at Nyl Plaza,” Maringa said.

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