Three people have been killed and two others sustained moderate injuries after the bakkie they were travelling in overturned on the N2 near Esikhawini, Empangeni. The accident happened on around 1400hrs on Sunday afternoon.
Netcare911 paramedics arrived on scene to find that three men had been ejected out of the bakkie and had already succumbed to their injuries.
They were all declared dead at the scene.
A woman and another man sustained moderate injuries and they were stabilised on scene and thereafter transported to a nearby hospital for further medical care.
The exact detail to the cause of the accident will remain a subject for police investigation and comment.