A car crash involving three vehicles on the N1 near Leeu Gamka in the Karoo has resulted in the death of eight people on New Years Eve [December 31].

Jandre Bakker, a spokesperson for the Western Cape Traffic Department said that a heavy motor vehicle and two minibus taxis collided near Rietfontein, just after midnight, according to SABC News Western Cape.

“Preliminary reports suggest that the heavy motor vehicle was travelling in the direction of Cape Town, and the minibus taxis toward the Eastern Cape.

“The driver of the truck was seriously injured, the single occupant, the driver of the one taxi was fatally injured, while in the other taxi six passengers and the driver died, bringing the death toll to eight.

“The cause of the crash is being investigated, a stop-and-go is in place, but the road may be closed for short periods when the scene is cleared.”

Eight people have died when three vehicles crashed early this morning on the N1 near Leeu Gamka in the Karoo. Western…

Posted by SABC News Western Cape on Thursday, 31 December 2020

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