5 killed in Limpopo after truck tries to overtake 2 vehicles

2018-11-16 10:32
The scene of the crash in Limpopo that claimed the lives of five people.

The scene of the crash in Limpopo that claimed the lives of five people. (Arrive Alive)

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Five people have died after a truck tried to overtake two vehicles on the R33 near Doringfontein on the Vaalwater road on Thursday, Arrive Alive said in a statement. 

"A Toyota Dyna truck tried to overtake two motor vehicles and collided head-on with an oncoming [Volkswagen] minibus. The Dyna truck overturned."

The 56-year-old driver of the truck and the four passengers of the minibus - two men and two women - were all declared dead.

The driver and four passengers of the minibus were seriously injured, the statement read.

SAPS Nylstroom is reportedly investigating the accident.

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