Netcare 911 paramedics and other services responded to an accident on the N8 about fifteen kilometres outside Bloemfontein this morning.
Upon their arrival on scene they found that a light delivery vehicle had collided with another vehicle.
One person tragically died during the accident and four people sustained moderate. A passenger of the light delivery vehicle was entrapped in the vehicle and the Jaws of Life had to be used to extricate the seriously injured man.
All the injured people were treated on scene before being transported to nearby hospitals for further medical care.
Exact detail to the cause of the accident and preceding events will remain the subject of a police investigation.