Four people killed on N17 near Ermelo

Four people died in a head-on collision between Breyten and Ermelo on the N17 Saturday night.

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The deceased includes a driver, three passengers, and they were all occupants in the sedan. Two passengers in the sedan sustained serious injuries, and they were taken to the nearby Ermelo Provincial Hospital.

“The driver of the truck escaped with no injuries. We believe that the crash may have occurred as a result of dangerous overtaking. The crash, however, is now the subject of the investigation by the authorities. At the time, the sedan was entering the N17 from R65,” said Community Safety spokesperson Moeti Mmusi.

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The four deceased and the two injured passengers are all males estimated to be between 30 and 35 years of age. MEC Vusi Shongwe reminds motorists to be cautious on the roads, especially at night.

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