It’s been a deadly four days in the Western Cape, on Sunday [October 18] seven people perished in a car crash near Riviersonderend. On Wednesday morning [October 21] at least four people died as a result of a head-on collision between two trucks on the N1 in the Karoo. According to Western Cape Traffic Department spokesperson Jeandré Bakker, the crash site is located between Beaufort West and Three Sisters.

“The N1 is currently closed between Beaufort West and Three Sisters, two heavy motor vehicles or trucks were involved in a head-on collision and caught fire shortly after midnight, thus far four fatalities have been reported and the remains, debris is currently being removed,” Bakker said.

Speaking to SABC News Western Cape, Bakker said that officials have now opened one lane of the highway that was closed to traffic earlier. Rescue workers and emergency services are still on scene, and the cause of the crash is yet to be determined.

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Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.