Sir Lowry’s Pass reopened, but lane closures still in place

The N2 highway at Sir Lowry’s Pass has been reopened to traffic following a fatal crash on Saturday morning.

The highway was closed for more than ten hours after a 34-year-old truck driver travelling on the N2 Horseshoe Bend, from Grabouw to Cape Town, was killed when he lost control of his vehicle.

It’s understood the driver was transporting apples in a trailer when the accident happened.

Western Cape Transport spokesperson, Jandré Bakker said while the highway is open, lane closures are still in place.

“The two outgoing lanes are being used for two-way traffic to allow traffic flow. Traffic will be from both sides,” Bakker added.

Bakker earlier said that all lanes were closed on the N2 Sir Lowry’s Pass, as oil and diesel had leaked onto the road surface.

“The body has since been removed and road maintenance cleared the spillage on the road surfaces. CTS Breakdown was also on scene to recover the vehicle,” said Bakker.

Meanwhile, Gordons Bay police said they have opened a case of culpable homicide for further investigation.

“The driver lost control and the vehicle overturned. A 34-year-old was declared deceased on the scene by the medical personnel on the scene,” said Warrant Officer Joseph Swartbooi.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stop on 08600 10111

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