One person died and another was critically injured when an SAPS bakkie rolled off the N2 freeway onto John Ross (R34) highway near Empangeni last night.
According to a police source who is not allowed to speak to the media, the bakkie was travelling south bound when the driver lost control of the vehicle, crashed into the bridge barriers and it came crashing down to the road below.
Only one vehicle was involved in the fatal crash which happened around 20h00 on Thursday night.
One person died on the scene while another one was critically injured.
The injured patient was transported to hospital for further medical attention.
KZN Police spokesperson could not be reached for comment at the time of publishing.