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2012-08-12 09:36
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Johannesburg - A man was arrested after his car collided with two cars on the N3 in Germiston that left one person dead and three injured, Ekurhuleni metro police said.

"A 28-year-old [man], who is facing a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol admits that, he had one too many," Inspector Kobeli Mokheseng said.

"He seemed to be alone in the vehicle at the time of the accident and he didn't sustain any visible injuries."

Mokheseng said a 33-year-old man was declared dead at the scene by paramedics.

"A nine-year-old boy was rushed to the Union hospital for medical treatment due to serious injuries he suffered," he said.

"Preliminary investigation reveals that, the [one] driver travelling on the N3 towards Pretoria, somehow fell asleep behind the steering wheel..."

Traffic on the N3 towards Pretoria was affected for three hours when emergency personnel were working on the scene, he said.

Mokheseng said the actual cause of the accident will be investigated and a case of culpable homicide was registered at the Germiston police station.

"At the present time the man that was arrested only faces drunk driving charges. Police will open a case to see who was at fault and to see if more charges will be brought against him.

The man is expected to appear in the Germiston Magistrate's Court soon.

- SAPA

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