A horror crash near Muswellbrook has claimed the lives of two young people.
They died instantly when their Commodore collided with a ute as they turned out of Wybong Road into Bengalla Road at Castle Rock at about 6:30pm.
The 20 year old female driver and her 22 year old male passenger, both from Singleton, died at the scene.
The 35 year old male ute driver was taken to John Hunter Hospital suffering facial lacerations.
Crash investigators have launched an investigation into the accident.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.