Driver arrested after 3 die in Free State crash

Bloemfontein - A 32-year-old man has been arrested for culpable homicide after three people were killed in an accident in Ventersburg, north of Bloemfontein, Free State police said on Tuesday.

The man was taken into custody on Monday after he was released from hospital, said Warrant Officer Malebo Khosana.

Earlier on Monday, police were called to an accident scene where a truck had veered off the road and caught fire.

Khosana said two men in the truck managed to escape and were taken to hospital for medical treatment.

"It was discovered during the investigation on the scene that there was a squashed motor vehicle underneath the burnt truck."

Three bodies, including a child, were found burned beyond recognition.

"There was no other clues found on the scene that could help with the identity of the deceased persons."

Khosana said the driver of the truck could not give a clear explanation of what happened.

He would appear in the Ventersburg Magistrate's Court soon.

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Jack "King" Tig 2014-08-05 11:18:46 AM
We all make mistakes.
Douglas Ross 2014-08-05 11:37:53 AM
Time to take harder action against these trucks, buses and mini buses. You hardly hear about an accident where they are not involved. And why stick a sticker to the back telling you the truck may not drive faster than 80? Why not just limit the things engine?
Maki Motaung 2014-08-05 11:43:47 AM
Before they prosecute zumas son no one should be prosecuted or the law says they prosecute only the poor people those who belong to zumas family must not be prosecuted???
Tambu Zeyts 2014-08-05 11:57:29 AM
Oh my God!! Why were the two not disclosing that they hit a car and its trapped underneath the truck. Charge them already.
Clinton Clark 2014-08-05 12:01:46 PM
The driver was pushed to deliver on time ( time promised by truck owner/freight broker) the client wanted it yesterday , and no proper rest for drivers, and law enforcers only like camra traps, if they patrole the roads and do theyr work properly, things like this wount happen so easy.
Samuel Modumaela 2014-08-05 12:07:17 PM
ventersburg is about 200 kms from bloemfontein ehy the editor is saying north of bloemfontein? mr editor?
Anina Naude 2014-08-05 12:14:28 PM
Had one drive behind me flashing his lights, because I was driving 80kph in a 80kph zone.... Could not wait to pass me and disappeared into the dark at full speed!! Ridiculous!!
Audrey Pearl Meyer 2014-08-05 07:43:52 PM
Another truck accident - what the hell is wrong with the people
Montlenyane Leburu 2014-08-07 04:27:00 PM
The driver of the car was a collegue,room mate and a personal friend of mine for 8 years. My daughters god father. This is a tragedy.