Two people died and several others were injured when a taxi driver apparently lost control of the vehicle on the R40 just outside Barberton last night.
ER24 paramedics arrived at Saddleback Pass and found the taxi between 200 to 300 metres down an embankment. The taxi was found between two slopes.
Two people were declared dead and one person was found in a critical condition. Two people sustained moderate injuries. It is believed that they were ejected from the vehicle. They were found on the slope about 100 metres between the road and taxi.
The taxi driver and five other patients sustained minor injuries.
Patients were treated on scene and transported to a local hospital.
The exact cause of the collision is unknown. Local authorities were on scene.