N1 container accident leaves family in limbo after two breadwinners killed

Last week, two people were killed and another driver seriously injured following a collision between a car and a truck on FW De Klerk Boulevard inbound.

The truck is believed to have overturned and its container fell on top of the Ford Escort vehicle.

Myrtle Ryke lost her husband and a son in the accident when a container truck tipped over and crushed the car they were travelling in.

Speaking to CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies, Ryke relayed what transpired the morning when her husband and son left the house.

They were all smiles and joking around, said their goodbyes and left ...

Myrtle Ryke, wife and mother of the deceased

Then my youngest son said mommy are they alright because I haven't heard from them... I looked at a photo that was sent on WhatsApp that there's been a big accident on the N1. I looked at the photo and I recognised the car.

Myrtle Ryke, wife and mother of the deceased

I called my husband's phone and I called my sons phone and someone picked up and said I should come to Maitland police station....

Myrtle Ryke, wife and mother of the deceased

She says life is hard without her son and husband as they were the breadwinners in the family.

The owners of the truck that killed Myrtle's husband and son have not yet contacted the family.

To assist the family contact CapeTalk.

To hear the rest of the interview, listen below:


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