WATCH | Pedestrians loot soft drinks truck after it overturns on Bloemfontein's N1

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  • A truck heading to Bloemfontein on the N1 on Sunday, overturned when another car lost control and crashed into it.
  • The accident left one man dead. A case of culpable homicide has been opened amid ongoing investigations.
  • Video footage shows people seemingly grabbing goods from the vehicle.

A truck travelling on the N1 towards Bloemfontein overturned after another car lost control and crashed into it. The incident happened on Sunday.

Video footage from the scene shows people grabbing goods from the truck. It was carrying soft drinks.

Authorities could, however, not confirm incidents of looting. 

Free State Department of Police, Roads and Transport spokesperson Hillary Mophethe, told News24 police arrived at the scene and later found that a man had died.

"On arrival, police officers found a white Mercedes truck overturned in the middle of the road. The driver declared that a silver Suzuki [driving] from Bloemfontein direction lost control and drove straight into the lane," Mophethe said.

A case of culpable homicide was opened. No arrests have been made, while investigations continue.

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