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Police today released the names of an elderly English couple killed in a car crash in North Otago yesterday.

They were Gerald Mullins, 69, and his wife Barbara Mullins, 65. The couple were from Devon, England and were back seat passengers in a vehicle that hit a tree.

The driver and front seat passenger survived and are in Dunedin hospital.

Sergeant Peter Muldrew of Oamaru police said on Friday that the car ran off the road and crashed into a tree on State Highway 83 near the Aviemore Dam.