Deadly crash: Court date for 19-year-old driver

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A 19-year-old man is set to appear in the Ladysmith Magistrate’s Court on charges of culpable homicide and drunken driving following a horrific collision at Pepworth, just outside Ladysmith, on Sunday.

An Mpumalanga mother, who was pregnant with twins, and her toddler, died in the accident.

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Four other people sustained critical injuries and were rushed to hospital for medical attention.

It is alleged that a bakkie with a trailer and a blue BMW collided on the ModderSpruit bridge.

A third vehicle is thought to be have been involved in the crash, but further investigation will have to be done to confirm the cause of the accident.

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