A person has died after a truck-and-car crash on the Desert Rd, State Highway 1, this morning.

The road had been closed for several hours for investigation and vehicle recovery but has now been reopened.

A truck and car collided on SH1 in an area on the road called The Three Sisters.

St John said it sent two vehicles to the crash and a paramedic treated the driver of the car, who later died at the scene

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The truck driver was not injured.

Police said the road was closed while a heavy haulage crane removed the truck from the road.

Fire services were also called to the crash, which happened about 1.30am.

A spokesman for the Northern Fire Communications centre said two crews were at the scene for several hours.

Firefighters worked to help police and left about 5am.