Durban Metro Police say the driver is believed to have lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a concrete barrier.
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eThekwini firefighters were called out to douse the blaze.
Sewpersad says other motorists can enter the petrol station from the northbound carriageway, that is heading from Durban towards Umhlanga, but they will have to do so with caution.
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It is unclear what caused the vehicle the crash.
The burnt out shell of the wreckage was visible from the highway.
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