A pedestrian was killed on the N3 south near Church Street off ramp in Pietermaritzburg this evening.
At approximately 6pm paramedics arrived on the scene where they found the lifeless body of the pedestrian lying in the centre median. Some of his colleagues were standing around him at the time.
Unfortunately, there was nothing that paramedics could do for him and he was declared dead on the scene.
It is understood from the bystanders that they were all on their way home and crossed the highway from the northbound side when the collision occurred. They were all traumatised about the incident.
The driver of the vehicle was only in shock, but did not sustain any injuries.
Local authorities attended the scene.