Two adults and a baby sadly died when a truck went off the road and down an embankment on the R40 Bulembu Road in Barberton earlier today.

The truck rolled about several metres down the embankment and caught alight as well.


ER24 paramedics, Working on Fire and other services attended to the incident. 

A woman in her 20’s believed to have been ejected when the vehicle rolled was found lying several metres away from the truck that was in pieces.

Upon assessment it was found that she sustained multiple severe injuries. Sadly there was nothing that could be done for her. She was declared dead.

truck burning

The body of a man, believed to be the driver of the truck, and a baby were found beneath some of the truck debris.

Sadly they had succumbed to severe burn wounds.  

The exact cause of the incident is unknown.

Authorities were on scene to investigate further.


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