Two women died in a car crash on the R34 between Branfort and Theunisen yesterday at around 08h55.
Reports from the scene indicate that a vehicle with 7 people veered off the roadway and overturned.
Paramedics found that the frame of the vehicle had twisted and found the frame on the wheels at a nearby veldt.
Some people were still trapped in the wreckage and a mother and her nine year old son managed to escape but remain in critical condition.
According to Netcare911 Spokesperson, Chris Botha, three more escaped with minor injuries and were treated on the scene then taken to a nearby hospital for further treatment.
MEC for Police, Roads and Transport, Sam Mashinini as well as MEC for Health in the province, Butana Kompela have appealed to road users to be vigilant and adhere to road regulations to reduce the carnage on national roads this festive season.