This morning, a man believed to be in his 50s was killed when a taxi and truck collided head-on on the N17 in Trichardt, Mpumalanga.

ER24 and other services arrived at 11h05 to find a truck in the emergency lane while the taxi was seen on the opposite side. The male truck driver was walking around while the taxi driver was lying trapped in his vehicle.
Medics assessed the patients and found that the taxi driver, believed to be in his 50s, had already succumbed to his numerous injuries. Nothing could be done for him, and he was declared dead. The truck driver was found with only minor injuries.

The man was treated and thereafter transported to Mediclinic Highveld for further care.

Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

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