Two people are dead after a collision on Highway 7 and Perth Road 118, east of St. Mary's.

Perth County O.P.P. say a car was travelling northbound across Hwy 7 when it was hit by a westbound truck just before 3:00 p.m. 

The two victims were both in the car and pronounced dead at the scene. The male driver of the truck was not injured.

As for the identity and gender of the two victims, OPP media relations officer Kees Wijnands says that information is being withheld until a later date.

"We don’t have anything yet. We’re still trying to get a hold of the next of kin," said Wijnands.

Traffic is being re-routed for the investigation and police expect the intersection to be opened again around 9:00 p.m.

Police said roads were dry at the time of the crash and it was sunny.