The flames were doused by the eThekwini Fire and Rescue Service.
The circumstances leading to a horrific collision on the M4 north bound, which claimed the life of a driver, will be investigated by Durban North SAPS.
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At about 11:13pm on Wednesday night, Netcare 911 paramedics responded to reports of a collision just past the M41 off-ramp, between La Lucia and Umhlanga Rocks.
Reports from the scene indicated that the driver allegedly lost control control of a light motor vehicle, crashing into a bridge pillar.
When paramedics arrived at the scene, they found the vehicle completely engulfed in flames.
The eThekwini Fire and Rescue Service doused the flames and upon closer inspection, the victim’s body was found burnt beyond recognition in the driver’s seat.
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Police were also at the scene.
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