One man was killed and another injured this morning when two trucks collided on the N3 Apple Bend in Town Hill, Pietermaritzburg.

ER24 paramedics, along with the Provincial Fire Services, arrived on the scene to find the two trucks in the left-hand lane, 100 meters apart.

On closer inspection, medics found the body of a man lying outside the one truck. Unfortunately, the man had already succumbed to his numerous injuries. Nothing could be done for him, and he was declared dead.

A second man was assessed on the scene and found to have sustained minor injuries. The man was treated and transported to a nearby hospital for further care.

Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.