N2 crash claims five
Five people, including a mother and her three daughters, were killed in a crash that occurred on the N2 highway near Sedgefield on Tuesday morning 8 January.
According to Western Cape traffic chief Kenny Africa, the accident occurred at about noon when a Toyota Etios, carrying a woman and three children, collided with a VW Caravelle minibus on the Swartvlei bridge.
Two women and three children aged three, four and 11 were killed on impact. The occupants of the Etios have been identified as Phumzeka Folose-Platyi, and her daughters Mihle, Ntandokazi and Iyazi.
All occupants in the Etios were killed as well as a woman in the minibus. She has since been identified as a tourist. Her country of origin was not disclosed.
The portion of road where the accident occurred was closed with a stop/go in place for several hours and was eventually cleared after 15:00. –
The scene of the accident near Sedgefield in which five people were killed.