MAGOEBASKLOOF- On Friday, a student hitchhiker was killed and the drivers of a VW polo and a lorry were critically injured in an accident on the R71 Magoebaskloof near Mountain Lodge. According to eyewitnesses, a speeding blue polo vivo attempted to overtake in a curve and collided with a lorry attempting to open the way. One of the two hitchhikers who were polo passengers died. He is a student hitchhiking to see family over the long weekend. Both drivers were taken to the hospital after suffering multiple injuries.
"Around 12H00, the deceased was laying down in front of the truck, and the other male injured was sitting next to the VW Polo car, bleeding so badly, and the female one was sitting at the back of the truck, looking so scary." Another driver reported seeing the vehicle speeding on R71 just minutes before the accident. "He was driving fast, passing two cars in between at Makanye robot." A case of culpable homicide is being investigated by police.
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