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Truck driver killed in yet another N3 truck accident at Peter Brown

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A truck driver has been killed in an accident on the N3 southbound just after the Peter Brown bridge.

Two other people suffered minor injuries.

Zinhle Mngomezulu, KwaZulu-Natal Road Traffic Inspectorate Spokesperson, said preliminary information from the scene shows that a crossborder truck suffered axle failure while on the moving causing it to crash.

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Mngomezulu said other vehicles collided into the truck, entrapping the crossborder driver under the rubble.

The driver died at the scene.

Mngomezulu said two trucks, a minibus taxi and a light motor vehicle were involved in the accident.

Mngomezulu said one of the trucks was carrying a large load of cement which spilled on the road.

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Pictures of the scene shows several 1 tonne bags sprewn all over the road.

The route was closed and motorists have been advised to find alternative routes as the clean-up process is likely going to take a long time.

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A truck driver was killed after his truck experienced a mechanical fault. Photo: Mi7

The fatal crash is the third big accident in this area in the month of June. Less than 100m after the latest scene, 16 people died in a pile-up crash involving a minibus taxi, a truck and other vehicles.

A concerned trucker penned an article of how construction zones have become kill zones on the N3 urging motorists to be extra cautious.

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