Woman killed as car hits tree in Carletonville

Johannesburg - A woman died and a man was critically injured when their car hit a tree in Carletonville on Friday, Gauteng paramedics said.

"When paramedics arrived on scene, they found the light motor vehicle wedged up against a tree on the side of the road," ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said.

"On assessment, paramedics discovered that a female passenger had sustained fatal injuries in the collision. The male driver lay pinned inside the vehicle and was in a critical condition."

The man was extricated and taken to Carletonville Hospital.

Meiring said the cause of the accident was not known.