Motorist dies in crash

TRAFFIC came to a standstill on KwaZulu-Natal's busy N3 freeway following a collision between two trucks and a car yesterday morning.

TRAFFIC came to a standstill on KwaZulu-Natal's busy N3 freeway following a collision between two trucks and a car yesterday morning.

The driver of the car was burnt beyond recognition while a truck driver was critically injured. This was after three vehicles collided between Marianhill Toll Plaza and the Shongweni off-ramp.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeff Wicks said the truck had ploughed into oncoming traffic, passed over a car and slammed into a petrol tanker.

In a separate accident, a truck driver died and another one was badly injured when two trucks collided head-on on the N3 near Balgowan in the Midlands. - Mhlaba Memela

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