"It is alleged that a vehicle lost control and hit a marula tree on the edge of the road and caught fire with the occupant/s inside along the R33 road between Groblersdal and Marble Hall.
The cause of this accident is still unknown", said police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe.
He said the number of occupants and their identities was still unknown.
"The burnt car is a Hyundai i20, and anyone who could assist in the identification of the deceased, may go to Groblersdal Police Station.
Police investigations are still continuing." Police have opened a case of culpable homicide.