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Investigations are continuing into the circumstances that led to the death of an eighty-five-year-old man at a level crossing.
The car he was travelling in was struck by a freight train in Yarnton in Oxfordshire on Wednesday 2nd January. The driver, a seventy-eight-year-old man, was taken to hospital. Our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse has the latest.
British Transport Police has confirmed that two men were in a car struck by a freight train at Sandy Lane level crossing in Yarnton, Oxfordshires, yesterday.
The train was a Trafford Park to Southampton freight service, and the train driver was left shaken but uninjured. The driver pulled the emergency brake on the train but was unable to stop in time.
The line was closed last night whilst an investigation was carried by officers and the rail industry.
The vehicle has been recovered and the line was handed back to Network Rail at 10.40pm. The Rail Accident Investigation Branch and the Office of Rail Regulation have been informed, and officers will continue to build a file for the Coroner.
Network Rail has said the rail crossing at Yarnton in Oxfordshire - where a man died yesterday after a freight train hit a car - was working.
A spokesperson said there had been no technical fault with the crossing. Investigations are continuing.
A man has died and another person is in hospital after a car was struck by a freight train at a level crossing in Oxfordshire. Crash investigators are still at the scene this evening.
The collision happened at the Sandy Lane level crossing in Yarnton near Kidlington just before four o'clock this afternoon. Our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse reports.
A man has died and another person is in hospital after a car was hit by a freight train on a level crossing in Oxfordshire.
These pictures from the scene as emergency services assess and repair the damage. All lines are currently blocked in the Yarnton area until the end of service today.
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