The remains of a car in which three people died and a child was left critically injured when it crashed into a barrier along the M1 near Corlett Drive. Picture: ER24

Johannesburg - Three people died and a child was critically injured on Monday morning after their car crashed into a roadside barrier along the M1 northbound highway, near the Corlett Drive off-ramp.

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said paramedics found the car wreck in the middle of the highway. The occupants were found lying some distance away.
 
He said a man and woman, who had suffered numerous injuries, were declared dead at the scene.
 
Another man and a young child were found in a critical condition. Meiring said advanced life support interventions were administered. "Unfortunately, en route to hospitals, the critically injured man succumbed to his injuries," said Meiring.
 
Local authorities are investigating the cause of the fatal crash.
 
African News Agency