Vereeniging truck driver still at large

Police say a warrant of arrest will be issued for the truck driver involved in the fatal Vereeniging crash.

The badly damaged truck, involved in an early morning accident in Vereeniging, in which twelve people were killed. Picture: Rahima Essop/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police on Monday said they would issue a warrant of arrest for the truck driver involved in Thursday's Vereeniging crash, if he did not come forward.

Twelve people were killed and one passenger was injured in the head-on-collision between a truck and a minibus taxi.

The vehicles collided on the corners of Houtkop and Boy Louw Road.

Police spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini said they had identified the man, but attempts to find him were unsuccessful.

"If he doesn't show up, a warrant of arrest will be issued for him."

He said the driver went to hospital for a check-up after the crash, but later disappeared.

Meanwhile, Road Traffic Management Corporation spokesperson Ashref Ismail said a report on the cause of a Meyerton bus crash in which 20 people were killed was handed over to police.

In June, a Putco bus veered off Verwoerd Road in southern Johannesburg and plunged into a storm-water ditch.

Ismail said traffic police would ensure all unroadworthy public transport was removed from the country's roads.