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Watch: One Dead As Truck And Car Catches Fire After Head-on Crash On N11 Near Ermelo

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One person was killed when a truck and a car collided head-on on the N11 about 13km outside Ermelo towards Amersfoort in Mpumalanga on Monday night.

On Monday night, a truck carrying cars caught fire after a head-on collision with a car on the N11 approximately 13km outside Ermelo.

It’s alleged that a car veered onto the path of a car carrier truck giving the truck driver no time to react and the vehicles collided head-on.

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The car was coming from the Ermelo direction while the truck was going in the opposite direction.

The truck driver told iNews that the car caught fire immediately after impact with the truck and it also caused the truck to catch fire.

The car driver sustained fatal injuries and died on the scene while the truck driver escaped with minor injuries.

It is unclear at this stage if there were any other occupants in the car.

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The Msukaligwa Fire and Rescue team responded to the scene and extinguished the flames. However, the truck and its cargo burned completely, leaving a charred mess on the side of the road. The truck driver was transported by provincial ambulance services to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

The Msukaligwa Fire and Rescue team responded to the scene and extinguished the flames. However, the truck and its cargo burned completely, leaving a charred mess on the side of the road. The truck driver was transported by provincial ambulance services to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

One Dead As Truck And Car Catches Fire After Head-on Crash On N11 Near Ermelo
One Dead As Truck And Car Catches Fire After Head-on Crash On N11 Near Ermelo. Photo via video screengrab

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