Driver arrested after fatal crash

2013-02-19 22:12


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Johannesburg - Johannesburg metro police spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said on Tuesday that the driver of an 18-wheeler truck involved in a crash which left five people dead on Tuesday had been arrested.

The five, including a baby, were killed when the vehicles caught fire after the accident in Kibler Park, south of Johannesburg.

Minnaar said the driver had been charged with five counts of culpable homicide and reckless and negligent driving.

"He is currently being held at the Mondeor police station," Minnaar said.

A spokesperson for Johannesburg's emergency services, Robert Mulaudzi, said the victims had been burnt beyond recognition.

"Seven others were treated at the accident scene before they were transported to several hospitals.

Fire-fighters battled for several hours to contain the blaze.

Mulaudzi said the truck had not been carrying flammable goods.


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