Two people have been declared dead after a bakkie overturned on the N6 just outside Smithfield.
According to Emergency Medical Services spokesman, Sipho Towa, the accident happened around 5 am on Sunday morning.
One passenger was declared dead on arrival, while the other died upon arrival at a nearby hospital. Two are critically injured and three suffered minor injuries.
The accident happened 7 kilometers from Smithfield as the vehicle was on its way to Reddersburg in the Free State.
The reason for the accident is unknown and forms part of ongoing police investigations.