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Investigation work continues after level crossing crash

A pensioner who died after the car he was in was hit by a train on a level crossing in North Yorkshire is expected to be named today. The crash happened at the Ivy Lea level crossing at Rillington near Malton yesterday morning.

The line was closed for several hours while recovery work was carried out

Investigation work to establish how the car came to be on the crossing as the train approached will also continue.

Pensioner dies after car hit by a train

A pensioner has died after his car was hit by a train at a rail crossing in North Yorkshire.

The tragedy at Rillington near Malton left wreckage strewn along the tracks and led to the closure of the Scarborough to York line for almost five hours.

Tonight, services have resumed as investigators try to work out how the crash happened. Jon Hill reports.

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Carnage in Malton as train hits car on crossing

Emergency services are still at the scene in Scampston, North Yorkshire where the door of the car was wedged beneath the train.

Car door ripped off by impact with train

The three-carriage TransPennine Express service became stationary around half-a-mile from where the overturned metallic turquoise 4x4 lies in a field 40 metres from the crossing.

The 77-year-old male who died is believed to be a local farmer.

Ch Insp Derek O'Mara, of British Transport Police, said: "Police got a call to report that a vehicle had been struck by a train at Ivy Lea crossing near Malton, causing a fatality to an elderly male.

"The point where the road crosses the track is a farm crossing that has phones on either side. People have to ring up a signal box to seek authority to go across the crossing to make sure it's safe.

"It's too early in the investigation to know whether that has been done or not, so that is one of the leads that we'll be looking at in our investigation with the coroner."

He added: "My thoughts and prayers are with the family. The family have not been told at this stage because we are still in the process of identifying the male.

"No other passengers were injured and all were taken by train to continue their journeys. The driver of the train is being treated for shock.Police confirmed the train line will be open as soon as possible."

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Malton train evacuated after fatal crash

Emergency services have started the evacuation of a train which hit a car on a level crossing in North Yorkshire.

The driver of the car, a 77-year-old from Malton, died at the scene.

Passengers have ben tweeting from the train:

Pictures from Malton rail accident

A man has died after his car was hit by a train at a level crossing in North Yorkshire.

Passenger, John Oxley was on the train and sent these pictures.

Emergency services dealing with rail accident near Malton

Emergency services have been called to an accident on the rail line near Malton.

A First TransPennine train has crashed into a car at a user worked crossing. No passengers are believed to be injured.

British Transport Police say the driver of the car is receiving medial treatment at the scene.

The 0848 First TransPennine service from Scarborough to Liverpool Lime Street has struck a car on a user worked crossing at Ivy Lea Farm at Rillington, between Malton and Seamer. All trains to and from Manchester and Liverpool are terminating at York and the only route out of Scarborough is via Hull while police deal with the incident. No passengers are believed to have been injured. Anyone planning to travel in the area should check with National Rail Enquiries for the latest information.”

– Network rail
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