Man dies after car plunges into river

A car drove through the barriers and into a river on the N3 highway near Leondale.

A vehicle drove into a river on the N3 South near the Heidelburg Road. Picture: @OF_THE_SOUTH via Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG - A car has plunged into a river along the N3 South in Leondale on the East Rand killing one person.

Ekurhuleni EMS's William Ntladi said the male driver aged 30 has been removed from the water.

Ekurhuleni emergency personnel are on the scene and divers are now searching the river to determine if there were any more occupants in the car.

The cause of the crash is not yet known.

"Our water wing together with SAPS are in the water doing another search to find out if there are others."