Reitz - A two-year-old boy died and four people, including two children, were injured when their car crashed into a tree near Reitz, in the Free State, on Wednesday morning, paramedics said.

The boy was declared dead on the scene, on the R26, after resuscitation attempts failed, Netcare 911 spokeswoman Santi Steinmann said.

“A female occupant of the vehicle sustained serious injuries and the other three occupants, of which two were children, sustained moderate injuries.”

All the injured were treated on the scene before being taken to a local hospital. - Sapa