Hennenman–Kroonstad train crash
|Date||4 January 2018|
|Type of incident||Level crossing collision|
On 4 January 2018, a passenger train operated by
At about 09:15
Witnesses stated that the truck failed to stop at the level crossing, despite the train driver giving warning by blowing the horn. The truck, along with its two trailers, was dragged for around 400 metres (1,300 ft), and a car being transported on the train was also crushed by the derailed train.
The locomotive hauling the train was
The truck driver survived the collision and tried to flee the scene but was arrested and taken to a hospital. Police have opened a manslaughter case against the driver. The driver of the truck tested negative for alcohol at a police station.:1