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Watch: Both truckers killed in R72 head-on crash near Port Alfred

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Two truck drivers tragically lost their lives when their vehicles collided head-on near the Birha bridge on the R72 on Thursday, 8 December.

Eastern Cape Department of Transport spokesperson Unathi Binqose said the accident occurred on the R72 outside Port Alfred around 05h45.

Binqose said a bakery truck with two occupants coming from East London collided with an articulated container truck with one occupant, the driver, coming from Gqeberha via Port Alfred.

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Unfortunately, both drivers were declared dead on the scene and the bakery truck’s other occupant was rushed to hospital.

Read also: Three killed as truck rear-ends stationary truck on the N3 in KZN

The exact cause of the crash is not known yet.

A case of culpable homicide had been opened for investigation, Binqose said. Watch the video of the crash scene here.

Watch: Both truckers killed in R72 head-on crash near Port Alfred
Watch: Both truckers killed in R72 head-on crash near Port Alfred
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