Probe into cause of deadly M1 crash under way

A bus, a taxi and a car were involved in the crash on the M1 near the Xavier offramp.

Four people were killed and 15 others injured in two separate collisions on the M1 north near the Xavier off-ramp in Ormonde, Johannesburg. Picture: @Givo_38/Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG - The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) said it was investigating the cause of a crash that claimed four lives on the M1 near the Xavier offramp.

Fifteen people were injured in Thursday's crash.

A bus, a taxi and a car were involved.

Spokesperson Wayne Minnaar: "A secondary accident occurred not far from the first accident which involved five vehicles. Four passengers from the taxi died and 15 others were injured."