The 4-year-old girl who died after the car she was travelling in was hit by a train at Beech Hill crossing has been named as Emma Lifsey. The driver of the vehicle, a 67-year-old woman, received serious neck injuries in the accident and is currently in hospital in Doncaster in a stable condition.
British Transport Police are investigating the circumstances of the accident and are calling on any witnesses to get in touch.
Emma meant the world to us. She was our much-loved daughter and a baby sister to her 11-year-old brother Jack.
We are still trying to come to terms with the terrible incident on Tuesday afternoon and there are no words that can properly express how utterly distraught we are.
We would like to thank everyone for the many messages of sympathy and support we have received. As you can appreciate, this tragic incident has left us shocked and devastated and we would ask that we can be left to grieve in private at this acutely difficult and sad time for us.”
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