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A British Transport Police spokesman said a crash between a train and a car which killed two men on a level crossing in Grimsby last night, happened at the automatic half barrier crossing at Great Coates, and that all passengers were safely taken off the train.
A woman living near a level crossing in Grimsby, where two men were killed when a train hit a car last night, has described the moments after the crash. Lyndsey Downes, who lives near the scene of the accident, dialled the emergency services after she and her husband heard "an extremely loud bang".
Nicola Maasdam, chairwoman of Great Coates Village Council, told reporters that residents would be in "shock" after a train crash on a level crossing last night that claimed the lives of two men. The car the pair were in was hit by a train travelling at 60 miles per hour.
An investigation is underway after a train hit a car on a level crossing in Grimsby. The crash happened at Great Coates last night. The Cleethorpes to Scunthorpe train line was closed overnight, but has now reopened.
Police have issued a statement following the deaths of two people who were killed after a train struck a car at a crossing in Great Coates in Grimsby.
The incident happened at the automated half barrier crossing at 19.39 this evening.
The train involved was the 19.26 service from Cleethorpes to Scunthorpe.
Passengers have been taken off train and there are no reports of anyone injured on board.