The driver of a Honda CRV died on the spot while the other passenger sustained serious injuries and was taken to Gweru provincial hospital when the vehicle had a head-on collision with a haulage truck at the 272-kilometre peg just outside Gweru this Monday morning.
Meanwhile, the driver of the haulage truck escaped unhurt despite the truck catching fire after he lost control of the vehicle during the accident.
The accident was confirmed by Midlands Acting Police Spokesperson Assistant Inspector Ethel Mukwende who said that the crash was due to human error.
Eyewitnesses claim that the driver of the Honda CRV who was heading the Harare direction swerved towards the oncoming vehicle resulting in the head-on crash.
They also said that the fire brigade team arrived after about 20 minutes and extinguished the fire.
ZBC News reports that the accident happened about 500 metres from the sharp cave where four people died on the spot with the driver dying in hospital after yet another head-on collision three days ago.
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