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Morton injured in honeymoon crash

Princess Diana's biographer has told how he escaped a "horrible" car crash which killed a woman and a baby during his honeymoon in South Africa.

Andrew Morton and his wife Carolyn, 51, were on their way to the airport at the end of the holiday when their car collided head-on with another vehicle.

A South African woman and a one-year-old child died in the crash shortly before midnight on Friday.

Joseph Mabuza, a spokesman for the country's Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison, said investigators were now looking into the cause of the collision.

Mr Morton, 58, was hospitalised following the crash. His wife suffered minor injuries.

He told the London Evening Standard: "It was a marvellous holiday. We were watching lions and a female leopard shortly before hitting the road and that horrible accident happened.

"I am well under the circumstances. The other people are dead."

The author said he and his wife would have been killed if they had not been wearing safety belts when their Mahindra collided with the second car, a Honda.

Mr Mabuza said the collision occurred around 5km from the town of Hazyview, near Kruger National Park, at 11.48pm.

"The Honda collided with the Mahindra and unfortunately one occupant of the Honda and a one-year-old child were killed," he said. The Mortons, their driver and a man travelling in the Honda survived.


From Belfast Telegraph