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Train crash death - police statement

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: “BTP officers were called to Sandy Lane level crossing, Yarnton, Oxfordshire, after a car was struck by a train.

“BTP and Thames Valley Police officers were called to the incident, which was reported to BTP at 3.40pm.

“South Central Ambulance Service medics also attended. It is believed two people were in the vehicle at the time. Sadly one of them, a man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The train involved was a Trafford Park to Southampton freight service, and the driver is reported to be shaken but uninjured.

“Officers are working to establish the full circumstances including how the car came to be on the tracks at the time.”

One man dead in train crash

Transport police have confirmed reports that a train has hit a car on a level crossing in Yarnton, Oxfordshire. Emergency services are currently on the scene with other rail services delayed.

One man is now believed to have died in the incident.

It happened at a spot where a high-tec "camera van" has recently been deployed to catch drivers speeding across the crossing.

The van allows British Transport Police officers to keep a close eye on crossings where drivers and pedestrians are known to gamble on beating the barriers.


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