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[RENOSTERSPRUIT] – Five killed, another injured in head-on collision.

Five people have been killed and another left seriously injured following a head-on collision between a bakkie and light motor vehicle on the R512 in Renosterspruit.

ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at 07h02 to find both the bakkie and light motor vehicle in the middle of the road. Both vehicles had sustained a significant amount of damage in the collision.

On closer inspection, medics found that the five occupants that had been in the light motor vehicle had sustained numerous, fatal injuries. Nothing could be done for them and they were declared dead.

The male driver of the bakkie, who was found seated in the rear of his vehicle, was assessed and found to have sustained serious injuries. He was treated, provided with pain-relief medication and thereafter transported to a nearby hospital for further care.

Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.