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Nine people killed in N1 truck and car collision between Mookgophong and Mokopane

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Nine people have been killed in an accident involving a Toyota Venture and a Volvo articulated truck on the N1 near Tobias between Mookgophong and Mokopane, Limpopo on Friday night around 23h45.

It is alleged that the Toyota Venture was travelling towards Polokwane when it had a tyre failure that caused the driver to lose control and the vehicle to overturn in the opposite travel direction in the path of the approaching truck.

The Venture was T-boned by the truck causing a multi-casualty crash.

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According to Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC), nine people – five adults and 4 children, died in the accident. All the deceased were occupants of the Venture.

Read also: Pics: 7 People Killed In N1 Car Crash Near Mokopane

The driver of the truck was not injured.

RTMC Crash Investigation Unit and SAPS attended the crash scene to initiate investigations into the cause of the crash.

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The road was completely closed and diverted to the R101 from the time of the accident until around 06h00 this Saturday morning. SA Truckers who passed the area this morning confirmed that the road is now open to traffic.

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