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Two taken to hospital

By Benalla Ensign

Two people were rushed to hospital after a truck carrying a load of sweet potatoes collided with a vehicle in the early hours of last Friday morning.

Shortly after 12.30am a truck travelling southbound on the Hume Fwy crossed onto the wrong side of the road and collided with a car metres before the Midland Hwy turn-off.

According to Benalla police the B-double rolled over following the collision blocking the northbound lanes.

The driver of the truck was air-lifted to Melbourne with non life-threatening injuries, while the driver of the car was taken to Wangaratta Hospital.

The northbound lanes of the Hume Fwy were closed for much of Friday as workers removed the vegetables from the road.

There was also a temporary speed restriction in the southbound lane.

The Hume Fwy was completely re-opened and speed restrictions around the crash site were lifted on Friday afternoon.