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Two people killed in accident - N2 closed

The N2 between Glentana and Great Brak River in the direction of Mossel Bay had to be closed after an accident involving two heavy duty vehicles in the early hours of Thursday morning, 1 February 2018. Two people lost their lives in the accident.

According to reports, the driver of a truck carrying cans of beer traveling in the direction of George, lost control of the vehicle and careered across the island separating the lanes of the N2, overturned, and came to a standstill across the N2 direction Mossel Bay.

A 48 year old man from George, traveling in a light delivery vehicle stopped at the scene of the accident, warning oncoming traffic about the danger. The driver of a truck traveling towards Mossel Bay was unable to bring his vehicle to a standstill. His truck struck the man, killing him instantly and went on to crash into the wreckage of the truck and trailer where is lying across the N2.

A 37 year old man from Port Elizabeth who was a passenger in one of the trucks also died on the scene of the accident. Two people were treated at the scene for minor injuries, while two more had to be transported to hospital for treatment after sustaining injuries in the accident.

The names of the deceased will be released as soon as their next-of-kin have been notified.

It is expected that the N2 will remain closed while clean-up operations are underway.

Police are investigating the cause of the accident.


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