8 Aug 2017, Centurion: Two people were killed and two others injured this evening when a truck collided with four other vehicles on the N1 south-bound highway near the Oliefantsfontein turnoff in Centurion.
ER24 paramedics, along with other services, arrived on the scene and found the vehicles spread across the entire highway.
One of the light motor vehicles had burst into flame and was well alight. Fire services battled the blaze and managed to extinguish to extinguish the fire after a short time.
Upon closer inspection, paramedics discovered the bodies of a man and woman lying in the burned-out vehicle.
Unfortunately, both patients had already succumbed to their injuries. Nothing could be done for them and they were declared dead.
Two other patients were found on the scene. One patient had sustained critical injuries while the other had sustained moderate injuries.
The patients were treated for their injuries and the critically injured provided with advanced life support interventions. Once treated, the patients were transported by other services to a nearby hospital.
The traffic is still heavily affected in the area and motorists are urged to find alternative routes.
The cause of the collision is not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.