A man has lost his life and another man was injured following an accident on the N4 outside Nelspruit towards Johannesburg this morning.
Netcare 911 paramedics received a call for assistance at 05h55 and upon their arrival on scene found that a utility vehicle crashed against the stone wall on the mountainous pass.
Upon assessment of the occupants, paramedics found that the twenty-five-year-old driver sustained serious injuries during the crash, while the male passenger tragically lost his life during the crash.
The injured man was treated at the scene and transported to hospital for further medical care.
The deceased passenger was entrapped in the wreckage and the fire department had to make use of the Jaws of Life to extricate him from the wreckage.
Exact detail surrounding the cause of the crash and the preceding events leading up to the crash will remain the subject of a police investigation.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash and traffic was severely obstructed in the left lane of the N4 in the vicinity.