The N1 between Beaufort West and Laingsburg had to be closed to traffic on both lanes this morning after a head on collision between two minibus taxis.
Western Cape Traffic chief Kenny Africa said initially two taxis collided head on but a truck then drove through the crash scene which is between Laingsburg and Prince Albert Road. This led to the death one of the drivers and seven people were injured.
The Western Cape traffic authorities have warned that long delays can be expected.
The traffic chief said that shortly after five this morning there was another collision at Cope station, 40km Beaufort West side of Laingsburg.
There was also a secondary crash when a heavy motor vehicle plowed through the crash scene, allegedly killing one of the taxi drivers.
Seven others were slightly injured and the N1 is still closed for traffic.
#fatalcrash N1 between Laingsburg and Beaufort West earlier this morning killing a taxi driver and injuring several others. Road still closed. @BOSBEER2006 @1SecondLater @ArriveAlive @EWNTraffic @capetraffic @TrafficRTMC #ArriveAlive @SALTruckers @DoTransport pic.twitter.com/HOd3hNDSfF
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