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3 dead, 4 injured in N12 accident

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Three people were declared dead on the scene after a collision involving a Toyota Corolla and a military truck on the N12

The accident scene on the N12. Picture: Supplied

THE POLICE in Kimberley are investigating a case of culpable homicide after three people were killed in an accident involving a military truck and a Toyota Corolla on the N12 between Warrenton and Kimberley on Tuesday morning.

The two vehicles collided approximately 40km outside of Kimberley and three people were declared dead on the scene while four others sustained moderate injuries.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Dimakatso Mooi said the details of the victims cannot be revealed because their next of kin have not been formally notified.

ER24 paramedics arrived at the scene and found that occupants of the Toyota Corolla had been ejected from the vehicle and were lying on the ground.

The injured were treated at the scene by ER24 and Emer-G-Med paramedics before being transported to unidentified hospitals for further medical care.

It is believed that there were five people in the Toyota Corolla, while two people were in the military truck.

The three people who died were reportedly from the Toyota Corolla, while the two other occupants of the vehicle, believed to be a mother and child, were transported to hospital.

Both the occupants of the military truck survived the accident and were also transported to hospital.

Mooi said that the circumstances surrounding the incident are still vague and that police investigations are continuing.