3 killed in Free State head-on collision

2016-10-09 20:15

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Johannesburg - Three people were killed in a head-on collision in the early hours of Sunday morning, on Brandfort Road outside Bloemfontein, paramedics said.

Paramedics and local fire fighters arrived on the scene shorty after 04:00 where they found two vehicles with severe damage in the middle of the road, said ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak.

The driver of the one vehicles, a woman in her 20s, was found dead on the scene.

Two occupants of the second car, a man and woman were found inside their vehicle. The woman was also declared dead on the scene, while the male driver was found with critical injuries and extricated from the car.

"Sadly, shortly after he was removed from the vehicle, his vital signs deteriorated and paramedics had to perform CPR.

"Despite the efforts of the paramedics, they were unable to revive him. He was later declared dead on the scene," Vermaak said.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the accident.

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