Police share details of horrific crash that killed six people on R71 last night


By Staff Reporter

LETSITELE-Six people were confirmed dead following a horrific accident involving two Sedans on the R71 road near Letsitele-Letaba Junction outside Tzaneen on Saturday evening.

It is alleged that the driver of a speeding Ford Sedan lost control of the vehicle and collided head-on with an oncoming VW Sedan before bursting into flames.

The driver was pulled out of the burning car by security personnel from the nearby filling station. All the five occupants in the VW were also certified dead on the scene.

The deceased are ranging between the ages of thirty-five and fifty years. Reckless driving is cited as a possible cause of the accident.

In another accident also reported in Mopani on the R40 outside, a 19-year-old passenger was killed when a driver of a Toyota SUV that they were travelling in, lost control of the vehicle and overturned.

Limpopo Transport and Community Safety MEC, Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya has conveyed her heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased and also called on motorists to always drive within the speed limit.

The MEC says accidents reported over the weekends and in the early hours of the morning are a cause for concern.

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