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Watch: Truck driver burned to death in a fiery two truck head-on crash on N4

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A side tipper truck driver has sadly lost his life in a head-on collision with another side tipper truck on the N4 national highway in Mpumalanga.

Emer-G-Med Paramedics responded to the scene of the horrific truck crash on the N4 between Malelane and Komatipoort on Monday afternoon.

On arrival at the scene, paramedics were met with absolute mayhem as two side tipper coal trucks were alleged to have collided head-on, at high speed.

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As a result of the impact, one of the trucks caught fire, engulfing the occupant, a male driver believed to be approximately forty years of age.

Unfortunately, he was burnt beyond recognition and declared dead on the arrival of paramedics.

Watch: Truck driver burned to death in a fiery two truck head-on crash on N4
One truck driver was burned beyond recognition. Photo supplied

The driver of the second truck was treated for minor injuries only.

Four other people were also injured in a secondary crash when a light motor vehicle crashed into the two trucks.

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Watch also: Dashcam captures N2 crash involving 4 side tipper trucks near Pongola

The four adult occupants suffered moderate injuries. They were treated and stabilized on the scene before being taken to a nearby hospital for further care.

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In videos sent to SA Trucker, one truck can be seen burning in the midst of the highway upon collision. The roadway is completely blocked and a thick cloud of smoke covers the whole crash scene.

Traffic in the area was severely affected as the roadway was closed to allow emergency personnel to work.

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Watch the video here.

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