“The little girl was standing outside the yard at around 7pm on Sunday when the truck approached her and crashed her into the gate. The truck driver was drunk and did not possess a driver’s licence,” said spokesman Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela.
The girl died on arrival at hospital. The driver, aged 27, was charged with culpable homicide.
He is expected to appear in the Roodepoort Magistrate’s Court soon.