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Witnesses said the barriers at the level crossing were lowered when the car drove on to the track, a Network Rail spokesman said:
British Transport Police have confirmed that one person has died after a train hit a car on a level crossing in Somerset. It happened near Athelney, which is on the line between Taunton and Castle Cary.
There were no reports of any passengers on the train being injured in the crash.
The car is trapped under the front of the train and services are stopped in the area. First Great Western is operating replacement buses between Taunton and Westbury.