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Durban - A man was killed and two people injured when a car ploughed across the central median into oncoming traffic on the N3 near Pinetown.

Netcare 911 spokesman Chris Botha said that the accident happened near the Richmond Road offramp on Tuesday afternoon.

He said reports from the scene indicated that a car that was heading towards Durban veered across the central median into the northbound traffic colliding with two other vehicles.

“Paramedics and the Netcare 911 Rescue officer as well as the fire services arrived at the scene and found one man still trapped in the twisted frame of his vehicle. After medics triaged the injured they found that two people sustained serious injuries while one man tragically died,” Botha said.

The two injured were taken to nearby hospitals and authorities were on scene to begin investigations.