Alberton crash driver in court

2014-10-22 05:39

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Johannesburg - The driver of a truck that allegedly caused a multi-vehicle pile-up and killed four people on the N12 East near Alberton is to expected apply for bail in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

Isaac Wade Moruding was arrested on 15 October after his truck ploughed into about 47 vehicles in early morning traffic on 14 October, killing four people and injuring 16 others.

Two people were killed on the scene, and two others later died in hospital.

The court heard that he was a repeat offender.

He had been arrested for reckless and negligent driving in 1996. A year later, he was sentenced to 18 months in prison for the crime but his jail term was suspended for four years.

In 1999, he was arrested and convicted of culpable homicide. His conviction invoked the suspended sentence he had received in 1997 and he subsequently spent 18 months behind bars.

The incidents were alleged to have occurred in Viljoenskroon in the Free State.

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