Police have named the two men who died in a two-car crash near Karapiro yesterday.

Wiremu Gin, 38, from Kaikohe and 21-year-old Timothy Amoi from Hamilton were killed after a two car collision at the intersection of State Highways 1 and 29 at 9.50am yesterday.

A third person had been seriously injured and was taken to Waikato Hospital.

The cause of the crash was being investigated by the Serious Crash Unit.

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