Free State – Two trucks collided this morning on Van Blerk Avenue in Kroonstad, killing three men and injuring six others.
ER24 paramedics arrived on scene and found both trucks lying on their sides in the middle of the road.
On inspection, paramedics discovered that three men lay lifeless around the two trucks. Unfortunately the men had already succumbed to their severe injuries.
Six other men lay around the two trucks, their injuries ranging from minor to moderate.
Paramedics provided the patients with advanced life support before transporting them to Mediclinic Welkom for further medical treatment.
Witnesses on scene said that one of the trucks had tried to overtake a vehicle before colliding head-on with the truck.
Local authorities were on scene to investigate further.