Fatal level crossing crash

A man has been killed after a car became trapped under a mainline train on a level crossing near Taunton. There is major disruption on trains between London Paddington and Plymouth

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"Barriers were lowered when car drove onto the track"

Witnesses of the fatal train crash in Somerset have said the barriers at the level crossing were lowered when the car drove on to the track.

A spokesman for Network Rail said: "The train driver and First Great Western staff have given a statement to British Transport Police that the barriers were lowered and the car was seen to drive on to the crossing."

Emergency services at the scene near Athelney Credit: ITV News West Country

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