Accident claims four lives on R23

Four more people were killed when a minibus taxi and a sedan collided head on the R23 between Val and Standerton yesterday morning.

According to Community Safety, Security and Liaison, the four occupants were three adult males and a male child. They died at the scene of the crash.

The driver of the taxi and the sole occupant of the vehicle at the time of the crash was seriously injured. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. However, the department says dangerous overtaking cannot be ruled out.

READ | Nine die in two separate crashes

On the same morning, nine other people were killed in two separate crashes. On the N4 near Vosman, a sedan and SUV collided head-on, resulting in the first crash. The deceased includes both drivers and one passenger. The SUV had a male and a female and the victims were certified dead at the scene.

READ MORE | Seven people killed after bus overturns

In another crash, six people were killed at the scene when a mini-bus overturned on R38 between Barberton and Manzana. It is suspected that the driver may have lost control of the minibus, and as a result, it overturned and rolled several times down the mountain. Numerous people sustained injuries ranging from serious to slight. Six more people sustained serious injuries, and they were transported to the nearby Barberton Hospital. The minibus was pulling a trailer at the time of the crash. The minibus was ferrying people from Johannesburg to Mozambique.

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