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Motorist killed after car hit by train on level crossing

A car driver was killed today in a level crossing accident involving a passenger train.

The driver's vehicle was hit by a London-bound First Capital Connect (FCC) train at the Pleasants level crossing, near Downham Market, in west Norfolk.

None of the estimated 60 passengers on the train, which had left King's Lynn in Norfolk at 12.56pm, was hurt and the train was not derailed.