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CrimeCrash claims five lives

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N4 toll road near Schoemanskloof claims five lives in a crash

Five people were killed when a Toyota sedan and a Volkswagen hatchback collided this afternoon on N4 toll road near Schoemanskloof. The five died at the scene of the crash and they were all occupants in one vehicle.

Three people were seriously injured and they include an 18-month-old child.

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The scene of the crash that claimed five people this afternoon on N4 toll road near Schoemanskloof.

The injured were rushed to the nearby hospitals in Mbombela.

It is believed that the crash happened when the driver of one of the vehicles, lost control, veered into the oncoming traffic and crashed into the side of the vehicle that was coming from the opposite direction.

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The investigation into this crash is already underway.

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Mpumalanga MEC for Community Safety, Security and Liaison, Vusi Shongwe, has reminded motorists to use the road cautiously as some people are expected to return to work or home after a Christmas long weekend.

He warned them to be extremely careful amid the wet weather by among others keeping their headlights on and also reducing speed where visibility is low.

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Issued by Mpumalanga Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison

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