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A man died and three were injured in a crash near Pietermaritzburg on the road to Greytown, paramedics said on Monday.
Netcare 911 spokesman Chris Botha said the driver of a bakkie was killed when his vehicle ploughed head on into a lorry. His passenger was in a critical condition. The truck driver suffered minor injuries.
A third man was critically injured when he drove off the road to avoid crashing into the accident scene.
KwaZulu-Natal Road Traffic Inspectorate spokeswoman Zinhle Mngomezulu could not immediately be reached for comment. – Sapa