Five people have died and two others were critically injured following a crash between a bakkie and a car outside Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, on Saturday afternoon.KZN Emergency Medical Services spokesperson Robert McKenzie said the crash happened on the N11 between Ladysmith and Newcastle."About 10 kilometres outside Newcastle, in the direction of Ladysmith, there was a crash involving a bakkie and a car. Tragically, there have been several fatalities as a result of the crash."Four people died at the scene of the crash, while one patient died shortly after arriving at hospital. Two patients are still in a critical condition," McKenzie said.He said the exact circumstances of the crash are not known at this stage and is being investigated by police.