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[WINDMEUL] – One killed when truck rear-ends another.

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A man, believed to be in his 60s, was killed this afternoon when a truck rear-ended another on the R44 near Windmeul in the Western Cape.

ER24 paramedics, along with the Metro Rescue and Paarl Fire Services, arrived on the scene to find the two wrecked trucks in the yellow lane of the road.

On closer inspection, medics found a man lying trapped inside one of the trucks.

Metro Rescue and Paarl Fire Services had to used specialised rescue equipment to free the man from the vehicle.

Once freed, medics assessed the man and found that he had sustained numerous injuries and showed no signs of life. Nothing could be done for him and he was declared dead.

The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

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