Free State deadly crash: Truck driver faces culpable homicide

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Police officers inspect a wreckage after a train crash near Hennenman in the Free State province, South Africa, January 4, 2018.

JOHANNESBURG - The truck driver involved in Thursday&39;s deadly Free State train crash is facing culpable homicide charges.

He reportedly failed to stop at a level crossing, causing the train to crash.

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"We have registered a case of culpable homicide," says Sam Makhelele, Free State SAPS.

18 people died in the crash.

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