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Pics: Six people killed in horrific N4 truck vs car crash

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Six people have been killed in a horrific crash involving a side tipper truck and a Mercedes Benz sedan on the N4 toll road towards Mbombela near Montrose on Sunday afternoon.

Mpumalanga Department of Community Safety Security and Liaison said that the deceased include three adults and three children who were all occupants in the sedan. They all died at the scene on impact.

The driver of the sedan was critically injured, he was airlifted to the nearby hospital in Mbombela.

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Three pedestrians were slightly injured as they were hit by debris coming from the involved vehicles.

A Toyota Tazz hatchback that was stationery on the side of the road was slightly damaged.

The cause of the collision has not yet been established but investigations are already underway.

“This is the second major crash today with one having occurred on R544 Road between Verena and Emalahleni that claimed the lives of five people,” Mpumalanga Department of Community Safety Security and Liaison said.

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Motorists are therefore advised to be cautious to avoid further loss of lives on the road.

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