Five die in Free State crash

Five people including three minors have died after a light motor vehicle collided with a truck on the R34 in the Eastern Free State.

According to Netcare911 spokesperson Athlenda Mathe, the collision occurred at the Vrede T- Junction in the direction of Warden last last.

Five occupants from the light motor vehicle died on the scene while another was injured. No one from the truck was injured.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the crash.