A truck driver was killed while another was seriously injured when their trucks collided head-on on N5 near Harrismith on Sunday morning.
It is alleged that one of the trucks which was travelling towards Harrismith left its lane and went on to crash into the truck loaded with pallets.
The driver for the truck transporting empty pallets was killed on the spot.
The other driver, who was less than 10km away from his depot, survived the crash with injuries.
Traffic authorities attended the scene and will be investigating the exact cause of the accident.