South African actress Manaka Ranaka who currently stars on Generations as Lucy Diale crashed and killed an 18 year old student near the N3 highway to Durban last Friday.

According to Sowetan the accident happened on the R554 road to Leondale near the highway in Roodekop when the student was crossing the highway to visit a friend when Ranaka crashed into her with her BMW.

The Leondale High School grade 12 pupil was confirmed dead at the scene by emergency services staff members.

Ekurhuleni Emergency Services spokesman William Mohale-Ntladi confirmed the incident and he added that when there’s a case of fatality, they refer it to the SAPS for further investigations.

Ranaka refused to comment instead she referred queries to the Alberton police.

Generations’ spokeswoman, Gaaratwe Mokhethi told the newspaper that Generations will give both families some time to deal with the tragedy.