GWERU: A passenger died on the spot while four others including a driver were seriously injured when a Toyota Allex they were travelling in veered off the road and rolled thrice on Gweru Harare road.

The driver was allegedly trying to avoid crashing into a vehicle that was in front of him at Connemara Open Prison, 37 km out of Gweru along the road to Harare.

Among the injured were Midlands State University students on their way home from writing end of semester examinations.

The deceased is believed to be a MSU student.

Gweru City Council Chief Fire Officer, Mr Emmanuel Musemwa confirmed the crash which occurred around Tuesday.

“I can confirm that one person – a passenger in the Toyota Allex vehicle – died on the spot after the vehicle veered off the road as the driver attempted to overtake four vehicles here at Connemara Open Prison. Four other passengers have been ferried to Gweru Provincial Hospital,” he said.