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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Fatal level crossing crash: full report

A man was killed and train services from Plymouth to London severely disrupted after a train struck a car at a level crossing near Taunton.

It happened at the Athelney crossing at around 6.30am, which is on the line between Taunton and Castle Cary.

Network Rail has confirmed the barriers were down at the time and the car was on the track when it was hit.

Our Somerset correspondent David Woodland reports:

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