Five dead as truck crushes car in Free State

2010-09-04 07:35

Five men were killed when a truck drove over their Toyota Tazz near Welkom last night.

The truck and its double trailer and the Tazz apparently both failed to stop at the Kutlwanong crossing on the Welkom/Kroonstad road, about 10km from Welkom, around 9pm, and collided, ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said.

“The Tazz was underneath the front of the truck, and the car’s roof was completely flat and extensively damaged.”

Paramedics initially saw four men in the car, but when firefighters cut the wreckage open, a fifth victim was found.

The truck driver was shaken, but unhurt. 

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