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A head-on collision between a truck and a car on State Highway 1 near Huntly has left two people dead, police said today.

Inspector Kay Lane of police northern communications said the crash, which happened around 2.40am today, shut SH1 just south of Huntly in both directions for more than two hours .

Two occupants of the car were dead, but no further information was immediately available.

- NZPA