Fatal crash

One person was killed and seven others injured during a four-vehicle collision on the N2 just before the Jan Smuts off-ramp in Athlone on Monday. 

ER24 spokesperson Ineke van Huyssteen, said the accident occurred at about 4.30am. 
When they arrived at the scene, paramedics found that one person had died, two had serious injuries, and five had sustained moderate injuries. 
The fire department helped to extricate some of the passengers with the jaws of life and the injured were transported to various hospitals for further treatment.