At least nine people died and another was injured in a collision of two private vehicles in the southeastern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, the regional fire department said on Saturday.
The accident occurred this Saturday when an SUV and a car crashed into each other on a highway in the municipality of Porterinha, 582 kilometers (362 miles) from Belo Horizonte, the regional capital.
According to the report by Porterinha firefighters, eight people died at the scene of the accident, another died on the way to a medical center, and only the driver of the SUV survived. He is currently in serious condition at a clinic in the city.
Authorities said they are investigating the cause of the fatal accident.