Five people have been killed after the vehicle they were travelling in somehow left the N3 Freeway just after the Pavilion coming to rest on its roof on Conway Road Berea West, Westville area on Sunday afternoon.
Rescue Care Paramedics arrived on the scene just after 13:30 and found that five people were entrapped in the wreckage.
Four occupants had been ejected from the vehicle and were found lying on the roadway.
Immediately more ambulances as well as Advanced Life Support Paramedics were dispatched together with Durban Fire Department.
Two occupants who had been ejected had suffered major injuries and were declared deceased on the scene.
Durban Fire Department worked to free the remaining trapped occupants in the vehicle using the Jaws of Life whilst Paramedics worked to stabilise them.
Once freed it was determined that five occupants, two women and three men had passed away on the scene.
Four others had sustained serious injuries.
The four were then transported to various Durban Hospitals for the further care that they required.
At this stage the events leading up to the accident are unknown however SAPS were in attendance and will be investigating further.
— Arrive Alive (@_ArriveAlive) November 12, 2017