Three die in N1 truck collision

The N1 near Beaufort West has been closed while authorities attend to the accident scene.

FILE: The N1 highway between Cape Town and Beaufort West. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Three people have been killed in a head on collision involving two trucks on the N1 near Beaufort West.

The incident occurred early this morning.

Western Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa says the N1 has been closed to traffic and officers are on scene redirecting traffic.

"In the one truck a passenger and a driver died in this accident, in the other truck, the driver also died and his passenger was slightly injured."