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[HEILBRON] – Head-on collision leaves one dead, three injured.

One man was killed and three others left injured this morning when a large taxi and light motor vehicle collided head-on on the R57 outside of Heilbron.

ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene shortly after 07h00 to find the Free State EMS and Sasolburg Fire Service already in attendance. The large taxi was found on the side of the road while the light motor vehicle was found in the middle of the road.

On closer inspection, medics found a man, believed to be in his 20s, lying trapped inside the light motor vehicle. Assessments showed that the man had already succumbed to his numerous injuries. Nothing could be done for him and he was declared dead.

Three passengers from the taxi were assessed and found to have sustained minor injuries. The patients were treated and thereafter transported to Heilbron Provincial Hospital for further care.

Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.