[UPDATE] N17 highway closed between Leandra and Devon

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[UPDATE – 09:30]

ER24 said in a press statement that one person died in the accident on the N17 highway between Leandra and Devon this morning.

Mr Russel Meiring, ER24 spokesman, said ER24 paramedics, along with other services, arrived on the scene at 7.30am to find two trucks in the emergency lane while a bakkie was found in the right hand lane.

“Upon closer inspection, the body of a man was found lying trapped in the driver’s seat of the bakkie. He had already succumbed to his numerous injuries. Nothing could be done for him and he was declared dead.”

Mr Meiring said three other people were found on the scene. The passenger from the bakkie had sustained moderate injuries, while the drivers of the two trucks had sustained minor injuries.

They were treated for their injuries and were thereafter transported to hospitals.

The local authorities were on the scene.

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[08:00] The N17 highway between Leandra and the Nigel off ramp at Devon will still be closed for about three more hours.

The N17 highway near Leandra and Devon is closed after an accident this morning, 16 May.

Three trucks and a bakkie were involved in the accident and road users are advised to use the R29 road as an alternative route.

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Jana Oosthuizen

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