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Funeral for four-year-old who died after level crossing crash in South Yorkshire

Emma Lifsey

The funeral is taking place later of a 4-year-old who died after the car she was travelling in was hit by a train.

Emma Lifsey was airlifted to hospital but died hours after the accident on a level crossing in South Yorkshire. Police are investigating how the car came to be on the tracks.

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Police search for potential witness in level crossing crash near Doncaster

Police investigating the crash between a train and a car on the Yorkshire-Nottinghamshire border, which killed a young girl, are appealing for a tractor driver to come forward.

Officers believe the driver was close to the crossing in Misson Springs near Finningley just before the accident on Tuesday afternoon. Detectives say he could hold vital information which may assist the investigation.

4-year-old Emma Lifsey, who was travelling in the car, died from her injuries - and her grandmother was also hurt. Everyone on the train escaped unharmed.

Calls for safer level crossing after little girl dies

There are calls for an urgent inquiry into the safety of the region's level crossings after a little girl involved in train collision died from her injuries.

4-year-old Emma Lifesy had been airlifted to hospital after the car she was travelling in was hit by a train on an isolated crossing near to Doncaster.

As her local community reacted with shock to news of Emma's death, investigations have continued into how the accident happened. Michael Billington reports.

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Network rail: Thoughts with the family of child who died after level crossing crash near Doncaster

At this sad time, Network Rail's thoughts are with the family of Emma Lifsey, who tragically died after an incident at a level crossing in Nottinghamshire. We are all trying to understand what happened and are working closely with the investigating authorities to find the answers."

– Phil Verster, Route Managing Director, Network Rail
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