Two people, one of them a 12-year-old, were killed after a container fell off a truck and landed on a minibus taxi on the N3 on Wednesday morning.
According to Kwa Zulu Natal (KZN) police spokesperson, Captain Nqobile Gwala, polcie are investigating two cases of culpable homicide after two people, aged 12 and 30 died in the incident.
It was reported that the driver fled the scene after an incident.
According to Robert McKenzie, spokesperson for Emergency Medical Services the incident took place on the south bound lane between Pietermaritzburg and Durban in the vicinity of the Ashburton off ramp.
“A container fell off a truck (and) landed on a minibus, tragically two people died and paramedics have treated 12 people at the scene for major to minor injuries.”
The highway was closed to traffic for several hours.