One man was killed and five others injured this morning following a head-on collision between a truck and two light motor vehicles on the N3 Highway in Van Reenen.

ER24 medics arrived on the scene at 06h06 to find the truck lying on its side in the middle of the highway. One light motor vehicle was found on the one side of the road while the second vehicle was found on the opposite side.

On closer inspection, medics found the body of a man, believed to be in his 30s, was found lying trapped inside his vehicle. Unfortunately, the man had already succumbed to his injuries. Nothing could be done for him and he was declared dead.

Five other patients were attended to on the scene. Two were found to be in a serious condition while three others had sustained moderate injuries.

Medics treated the patients for their injuries and thereafter transported them to Ladysmith Provincial Hospital for urgent care.

The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

Russel Meiring
Communications Office
Corporate Communications