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Robbers Crash Truck Just Moments After Hijacking it on R21

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The R21 northbound near Voortrekker Road turned into a crime scene this morning when a truck, hijacked moments earlier, careened out of control and crashed, causing traffic chaos in Kempton Park.

Early reports from the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department (EMPD) indicate that the truck, loaded with beverages, was forcibly taken over by hijackers at the Voortrekker Road off-ramp.

Moments later, the hijackers lost control of the vehicle, resulting in a jackknifed position that blocked the roadway.

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EMPD spokesperson Thabiso Makgato confirmed the hijacking of the truck.

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Details surrounding the crash itself remain sketchy as investigations continue at the scene.

Update | Truck was Fleeing From Police, 44 Suspects Arrested

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The suspects are on the run.

Authorities have urged motorists to divert via the Atlas Road off-ramp to navigate towards the Kempton Park CBD until further notice.

Cleanup operations are slated to commence once the criminal investigations conclude, although no definitive timeline has been provided for reopening the affected off-ramp.

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