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[TARENTAALRAND] – Head-on collision leaves one dead.

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A woman was killed yesterday morning when a light motor vehicle and truck collided head-on on the R71 Tarentaalrand Road outside of Tzaneen in Limpopo.

ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at 08h05 to find the truck and light motor vehicle in the one lane of the road.

Upon closer inspection, paramedics found the body of a woman lying trapped inside the light motor vehicle.

Rescue and Fire Services had to use specialized equipment to lift the truck and remove the vehicle from beneath. Once freed, the jaws-of-life equipment were used to free the woman from the vehicle.

Unfortunately, the woman had already succumbed to her injuries. Nothing could be done for her and she was declared dead.

The driver of the truck was assessed and found to have escaped injury.

Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

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