Pietermaritzburg police officials say a three-year-old girl died and five others sustained injuries after a two-car crash happened on Maqongqo Road near Table Mountain in the early hours of Thursday morning.
According to ER24 spokesperson Ineke van Huyssteen, an ambulance crew arrived to assess the scene at 1 a.m. and found another medical service already in attendance.
The little girl regrettably was found lying on the ground outside the vehicle and paramedics could find no signs of life.
“Upon further assessment, they found a baby outside of the one vehicle. The baby sustained fatal injuries and was declared dead on the scene by paramedics,” said Van Huyssteen.
Yet, two other patients were found in one vehicle, and three others were found lying outside on the grass. The patients were found to have sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate.
Pietermaritzburg police have started an investigation.