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One person killed in N3 crash

One person died after a bakkie collided with a truck on the N3 highway in Johannesburg.

One person died and another was critically injured when a truck collided with a bakkie on the N3 under the Linksfield bridge on December 10, 2012. Picture: Netcare 911.

JOHANNESBURG - One man has been killed and another critically injured in an accident on the N3 highway on Monday.

A two-tonne bakkie collided into the back of a stationary cement truck just under the Linksfield Bridge.

This led to the closure of the N3 highway.

The driver of the bakkie was thrown through the windscreen and into the road.

According to paramedics, the driver was treated on the scene and airlifted to the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto.

ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said, "One patient died due to the nature of his injury. He was found trapped in the passenger seat.

Ekurhuleni metro said traffic was backed up in both directions.