Man dies after a train hit a car in North Yorkshire

A man has died after a car was struck by a passenger train this morning on the line at the Ivy Lea rail crossing at Scampston, near Malton.

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Investigation work continues after level crossing crash

A pensioner who died after the car he was in was hit by a train on a level crossing in North Yorkshire is expected to be named today. The crash happened at the Ivy Lea level crossing at Rillington near Malton yesterday morning.

The line was closed for several hours while recovery work was carried out

Investigation work to establish how the car came to be on the crossing as the train approached will also continue.


Level crossing crash victim named

The British Transport Police has named a man who died when his car was hit by a train on a level crossing on May 7. Eric Ireland, 77, from Moorsholme in Scampston, died at the scene. His family are being supported by specialist officers.

“The police investigation into the incident is ongoing. Officers are working hard to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident, including how the vehicle came to be on the tracks at the time, and are working closely with colleagues from the Rail Accident Investigation Branch to determine exactly what led to the collision.”

– Chief Inspector Derek O’Mara from British Transport Police (BTP)

Transport Police to investigate following fatal crash

The train involved was the 08:48 Scarborough-to-Liverpool Lime Street TransPennine Express Service Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

British Transport Police are set to continue investigating a rail accident that caused the death of a man near Malton, on Wednesday.

A First TransPennine Express train was evacuated after it hit a car on a level crossing.

The 77- year-old, who was driving, has not yet been identified. No-one else was hurt.


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Pictures from Malton rail accident

A man has died after his car was hit by a train at a level crossing in North Yorkshire.

Passenger, John Oxley was on the train and sent these pictures.

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Malton train evacuated after fatal crash

Emergency services have started the evacuation of a train which hit a car on a level crossing in North Yorkshire.

The driver of the car, a 77-year-old from Malton, died at the scene.

Passengers have ben tweeting from the train:

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