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VW team truck in head-on crash on N1 near Colesburg, three people killed

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Three people have been killed when a VW team truck and a side tipper truck collided head-on on the N1 between Trompsburg and Springfontein on Sunday morning.

Volkswagen Motorsport_za confirmed in a media statement.

As Volkswagen Motorsport we can confirm that there has been a fatal vehicle accident outside of Colesberg involving our truck carrying the Volkswagen Golf 8 GTI racing cars.
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Free State Emergency Medical Services spokesperson Sipho Towa says the deceased were burnt beyond recognition.

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The two trucks collided and caught fire trapping the occupants inside.

Both truck drivers and a VW Team mechanic were killed in the fiery crash.

Watch: N1 closed following a two truck head-on collision near Colesberg

We are horrified to learn that a Volkswagen Motorsport truck carrying the Volkswagen Golf 8 GTI racing cars, has been involved in a head-on collision with another truck on the N1 near Colesberg, resulting in the deaths of four people, including both drivers and a VW Motorsport mechanic.
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