Four including toddler killed in Rustenburg crash

Four including toddler killed in Rustenburg crash

Authorities in North West say four people including a 6-month-old baby have been killed in a car accident along the N4 outside Rustenburg on Monday morning.

Police crime scene

The North West Department of Community Safety and Transport Management (DCSTM) spokesperson Boitshoko Moremi says the accident occurred on the N4, between Rustenburg Mall and the Kroondal off-ramp.

“Two of the four deceased were trapped in the vehicle and succumbed to their injuries, while the other two, traveling in separate cars, passed on after being transported to the hospital.”

Moremi says the road remains closed due to a diesel spill.

“N4, where the accident took place is currently still closed for traffic. There was a diesel spill on the road that needs to be cleaned. The local fire department is on the scene. Diesel was from the truck's diesel tank.”

Police are investigating cases of culpable homicide.

The cause of the crash remains unknown.


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