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Truck's sudden stop may have caused deadly N3 South crash – RTMC

Nine people died and 20 others were injured in the multi-vehicle pileup near the Barry Marais offramp on Monday.

Nine people were killed and at least 20 others were injured on 27 May 2019 in a multiple vehicle collision on the N3 South next to Vosloorus, Ekurhuleni. Picture: @ER24EMS/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) said preliminary information on the deadly N3 South collision suggested a truck driver made an abrupt stop on the highway, causing the tragedy.

Nine people died and 20 others were injured in the multi-vehicle pileup near the Barry Marais offramp on Monday.

Police have opened a case of culpable homicide and reckless driving.

RTMC spokesperson Simon Zwane said: “Investigations continue but it looks like a freight truck suddenly stopped in the middle of the road, resulting in multiple car collision. Investigators have been on the scene trying to piece together all the pieces.”

ER24’s Russel Meiring said on Monday at least eight vehicles, including trucks, were involved in the pile-up.

He said several people were found lying on the road, with others still trapped inside cars when paramedics arrived at the scene.

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