A man was killed and five others injured this afternoon after a freak collision involving a truck and two light motor vehicles on the N12 eastbound before the R24 in Kempton Park.
When ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene, they found the three vehicles in the right-hand lane of the road.
Upon closer inspection, paramedics found a light motor vehicle lying trapped beneath the overturned truck and container.
The body of a man was found lying trapped in the wreckage of the light motor vehicle. Unfortunately, the man had already succumbed to his multiple fatal injuries. Nothing more could be done for him and he was declared dead.
Five other patients were found inside a second vehicle, situated at the rear of the truck.
Paramedics assessed the patients and found that the five patients had sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate.
The patients were treated for their injuries and were thereafter transported to various hospitals in the area for further treatment.
The cause of the collision is not yet known but local authorities were on scene for further investigations.
Traffic is still heavily affected in the area.