One person was killed and four others, including a child, were injured when a vehicle overturned several times on the R103 Lion Park in Pietermaritzburg.

Shortly after 4pm paramedics from ER24 arrived on the scene where they found the vehicle several meters into an open veld. All its occupants were ejected from the vehicle during the rollover. A man was found near the vehicle with fatal injuries. He was declared dead on the scene.

Two men and a woman was found with moderate injuries a few meters away from the vehicle. They were treated and stabilised before they were transported to Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg and Northdale Hospital.

A child, believed to be two years old, was found approximately 20 meters away from the vehicle. A bystander on the scene explained that she heard the child crying in the veld shortly after they stopped on scene. She cared for the child until paramedics arrived and took over treatment. The child sustained minor injuries and was later transported to hospital.

The exact cause for the incident is not yet known. Local authorities attended the scene and will investigate.