The motorcyclist who died after colliding with a car near Hampden in North Otago has been named.

He was 54-year-old John Alexander Horn from Invercargill.

The crash happened about 2.45pm, just north of Hampden yesterday.

Mr Horn died at the scene.

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Two elderly people who were in the car were taken to Oamaru Hospital by ambulance to be treated for whiplash.

Police were continuing its investigation into the cause of the crash.