Two people died Sunday night in a head-on collision between a minibus taxi and a bakkie at the intersection of the R25 and the R21 in Thembisa, on the East Rand.
Emer-G-Med paramedics said they responded to the scene of a collision at about 8 pm.
As a result of the collision, the taxi rolled.
“Two commuters were found to have sustained fatal injuries and were declared deceased,” said a paramedic.
Fifteen other people suffered injuries ranging from minor to moderate.
“An on scene triage area was established and the patients were treated and stabilised before being taken to various nearby hospitals for further care,” said the paramedic.
Police are investigating the cause of the collision.