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Watch: Four killed in R24 two truck collision in Tarlton

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A truck driver and his three passengers perished when their tipper truck collided into the back of another truck on R24 in Tarlton, Johannesburg early morning on Wednesday 2 September.

Russel Meiring, ER24 spokesperson said they, along with the City of Johannesburg EMS, arrived on the scene shortly before 8am to find the tipper truck in the middle of the road, while the larger truck was found parked a short distance away.

He said the cab of the tipper truck had been ripped off completely in the collision.

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On closer inspection, medics found two men lying trapped inside the cab of the tipper truck while two others were found lying a short distance away.

Unfortunately, all four men had already succumbed to their numerous injuries. Nothing could be done for them, and they were declared dead.

The driver of the larger truck was assessed and found to have escaped injury.

Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

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