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Truck driver dies after crashing into children's play area next to N3

Times Live logo Times Live 2022/11/20 Orrin Singh
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A truck driver was killed on Saturday morning when he lost control of the heavy vehicle and crashed through a concrete barrier, ploughing into trees near a children's play area. 

KwaZulu-Natal Road Traffic Inspectorate spokesperson Zinhle Mngomezulu said the accident happened at around 8am near Peter Brown Drive, Pietermaritzburg. 

“The driver, who was travelling from Johannesburg towards Durban, lost control of the truck and crashed into a concrete barrier and through the fence of a residential home before coming to a stop. The driver has been declared dead but his body remains entrapped in the wreckage.” 

Mngomezulu said authorities were on the scene to clear debris from the road. 

Traffic has been affected. 

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