The burnt out wreck of a car driven by a woman who died when she crashed into a tree in Alberton on Wednesday night. Picture supplied by ER24

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Woman driver crashes into tree and dies in Alberton

JOHANNESBURG, September 14 – A woman, believed to be 35 years old, was killed after her vehicle crashed into a tree and caught alight on the R554 just after the N3 bridge in Alberton.

ER24 Spokesperson Ineke van Huyssteen said when paramedics arrived on scene at 22H15 on Wednesday night, the vehicle was on fire.

“The fire brigade arrived shortly afterwards and extinguished the fire. It is believed that the woman was removed from the vehicle shortly after the crash by members of the public” said Van Huyssteen.

“Upon further assessment, paramedics found the woman to be in a critical condition. Unfortunately, despite their best efforts to resuscitate her, she succumbed to her multiple injuries. She was declared dead on the scene.”

Local authorities were on the scene and are probing circumstances that led to the fatal crash.


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