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Remembrance service held for level crossing crash victims

The car was hit at Barns Green level crossing yesterday morning Credit: ITV Meridian

A service of remembrance has been held for two people who were killed when their car was hit by a train at a level crossing in West Sussex.

A 72-year-old man and his 15-year-old grandson died after a train struck their car at 8.40am yesterday morning at Barns Green level crossing near Horsham.

Today a service was held at St Nicolas Church in Itchingfield where a minute's silence was held and a candle was lit.

An investigation is underway into the circumstances surrounding the crash Credit: ITV Meridian

“This is an extremely tragic incident and our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time. Our officers have been working at the scene, and will continue to do so for the rest of the day, to ensure we gain as much information about how the collision happened.

“People should expect some disruption to services in the area while we investigate. I would like to thank the community in Barns Green for their support and patience. “Local people will see more of our officers in the area throughout the day and I would urge anyone who saw what happened, or feels they may have any information which would be relevant to our investigation, to contact us.”

– Detective Inspector Brett Walker, British Transport Police