Man killed in Germiston crash

2013-04-22 16:46
Johannesburg - A truck driver was killed and his passenger seriously injured when their truck crashed into another truck in Germiston on Monday, Ekurhuleni metro police said.

The men's white truck crashed into the back of the other one, which had stopped because of mechanical problems, around 10:00 on the N12 west under the Kraft Road bridge, police spokesperson Kobeli Mokheseng said.

The 50-year-old driver was declared dead on the scene while the passenger, a man in his 40s, was airlifted to Milpark hospital.

The 51-year-old driver of the other truck and his two passengers, men aged 32 and 61, were unhurt.

"The N12 freeway direction west from Kraft off-ramp was closed to traffic for more than four hours, due to salvage and formalities performed by the emergency personnel."

The cause of the accident was being investigated.

A case of culpable homicide had been opened.

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