Three children killed in N17 crash

Three children were killed when two sedans collided on the N17 between Ermelo and Davel in the wee hours of the morning.

It is alleged that the Toyota Corolla sedan collided into the rear of a Ford sedan around 1:00am. The deceased include the driver of the Ford sedan and four other passengers.

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“The driver of the Toyota sedan and one passenger sustained serious injuries. Indications are that the Toyota Sedan was travelling from Davel to Ermelo while the Ford sedan was allegedly stationary on the shoulders of the road in the direction of Davel to Ermelo at the time of the crash,” said Community, Safety, Security and Liaison spokesperson Moeti Mmusi. 

The deceased were burnt beyond recognition when the Ford sedan caught fire on impact. The cause of the crash is not known at this stage. The police working with Safety Engineering Unit in the department have already commenced with the investigation.

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Mpumalanga MEC Community Safety, Security and Liaison, Vusi Shongwe has called on motorists to be extremely alert especially at night when visibility is reduced. 

“We will continue to work hard as a Department to implement Road Safety education programmes and law enforcement operations. Our law enforcement officers will continue with zero-tolerance towards bad driver behaviour,” said the MEC Vusi Shongwe.

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