Eight people were killed in a head-on collision on N2 near Mahanda in the Eastern Cape.
The crash happened on Friday night between an Opel Corsa Lite with six passengers and a Toyota Quantum with two men.
Seven died on the spot, and one of the men died on arrival at the hospital settlers.
A spokesman for the Eastern Cape Transport Department, Unati Binkos, clarified: “One reckless driver who involved an innocent driver in an accident that had nothing to do with him or her. Today we are talking about eight people who were involved in an accident near Mahanda, and, unfortunately, all eight people involved in the accident all died. “