Three people died on N11

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Three people were killed on Saturday morning when an articulated truck and a light delivery vehicle (LDV) were involved in a sideswipe collision on N11 Road between Middelburg and Groblersdal near Doornkop. Three other people sustained critical injuries and were rushed to a nearby hospital in Middelburg.

Mpumalanga Department of Community Safety Spokesperson Moeti Mmusi said the deceased and those who were injured were all occupants in the LDV. “The driver of the articulated truck escaped with no injuries. The LDV had six occupants including the driver while the driver was alone. The truck was travelling from the direction of Groblersdal and the LDV was coming from Doornkop”.

Mmusi said the cause of the crash is not known at this stage, however excessive speeding and reckless driving are suspected to have caused the crash. The investigation is already underway.

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