3 killed in Carletonville crash

Eight others have been seriously injured in an accident between a taxi and a truck.

Metro services closed off the road while paramedics and fire services assessed the scene of the accident on Thursday morning. Picture: ER24

JOHANNESBURG - Three people have been killed and eight others seriously injured in an accident between a taxi and a truck in Carletonville.

A helicopter has been dispatched to the scene to airlift one of the critically injured to hospital.

Paramedics are still on the scene of the crash.

Netcare 911's Athlenda Mathe says "Three people have been declared dead on the scene and eight other people have been injured. Two are in acritical condition and six others have sustained injuries, this follows a head on collision between a taxi and a truck on the R28 in Carletonville."