Four men were killed and two others injured when a light motor vehicle and truck collided on the R36 outside of Ermelo, Mpumalanga.

ER24 paramedics and other services arrived on the scene at 20H19, finding a wrecked light motor vehicle on the side of the road. A large truck had come to a stop a short distance away. On closer inspection, medics found five men trapped inside the car while another man was lying nearby.

Medics quickly assessed the men and found four had already succumbed to their injuries while two others were in critical condition.

Medics quickly treated the two critically injured men and provided them with advanced life support. Once treated, the men were transported to a nearby hospital for further care.

Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.