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Truck accident, one dead

A passenger has been killed and the truck driver is in a critical condition after the truck that was carrying cars over turned on the N3 Durban bound near Peacevale on Tuesday morning.

ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene and found the truck lying on its side and the cars it was carrying scattered across the freeway and down an embankment.

The driver and passenger were both found outside of the cabin. The patients were assessed and found that the passenger had sustained fatal injuries and was declared deceased on scene. The driver had sustained traumatic injuries to his arm and suspected neck and back injuries. Advanced Life Support intervention was performed on the patient before he was transported to RK Khans Hospital for further medical intervention.

It is believed that the truck was travelling down the N3 towards Pietermaritzburg when the driver is believed to have lost control in the wet weather and went over the Armco barrier onto the Durban bound carriage way.

The local authorities will be investigating the incident further.

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