Accident: trucker dies

2014-08-28 00:00

A 27-year-old man was killed when his truck overturned on the R56 near the Umkomaas Valley on Tuesday night.

Road Traffic Inspectorate spokesperson Zinhle ­Mngomezulu said the driver lost control of his truck as it travelled downhill.

“Trucks must try to avoid that route if they have an alternative, because that road is winding,” she said.

The Tantus Trading truck rolled down the valley for about 100 metres and landed on its side, leaving its load of white powder strewn in its wake.

Tantus Trading managing director Chad Dilks said it was sad that they lost a life in the accident.

“He [the driver] was delivering goods to a farm in the Ixopo area. We are waiting for a report from the investigators before we can comment, but the truck was sent for brake repairs recently,” he said.

Police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane said they have opened a culpable homicide docket.


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