Four burn to death in R603 truck crash

Four burn to death in R603 truck crash

Four people have been killed in a double-vehicle crash near Eston, outside Camperdown.   

Eston truck crash

Their bakkie burst into flames after colliding with a truck on the R603 last night.  

Midlands EMS spokesperson, Derrick Banks says both vehicles were on fire when medics and fire fighters arrived on the scene. 

The truck driver suffered serious injuries.

"When paramedics arrived, they found the truck and bakkie engulfed in flames," Banks said. 

Banks says when the flames were extinguished, they found four people in the bakkie - that were burnt beyond recognition. 

"The truck driver was treated for serious injuries - he was already out of the vehicle. He suffered a head injury. We had to stabilise him on scene [due to] a head injury." 

The truck driver was taken to hospital. Police are investigating the cause of the deadly crash. 

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Meanwhile a woman believed to be in her early 20s - has died and three others were injured after their bakkie collided with a cow on the R612 in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands yesterday. 

The vehicle then rolled down an embankment.

Two other women and one man were treated on scene before being taken to a Howick hospital.

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