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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Passengers still on board level crossing crash train

The crash happened at the level crossing at Athelney near Taunton Credit: ITV News West Country

The car was pushed 500m down the track by the 0546 First Great Western service between Exeter and Paddington. The car driver was killed but no one on board the train was injured.

Emergency crews are hoping to move the train back to the crossing within the hour to allow the 45 passengers to disembark.

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