Man dies after bakkie hits tree

2011-10-14 11:05

Johannesburg - A man was killed and two others were injured when a bakkie crashed into a tree on the N12 at Blackhill outside Witbank on Thursday, paramedics said.

ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks said paramedics found the vehicle wedged into a tree.

A man believed to have been riding on the back of the bakkie was found dead not far from the wreck. Another passenger and the driver were taken to hospital.

Three other passengers escaped unhurt, said Banks.