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Two killed as 60mph train hits car

Two people were killed after a train travelling at 60mph hit the car they were in at a railway crossing.

The incident, which in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, killed the car's driver and passenger but did not cause injuries to commuters on the train.

British Transport Police (BTP) said that one of the victims died at the scene and the other on their way to hospital.

A BTP spokeswoman said: "British Transport Police and Humberside Police are attending an incident at Great Coates crossing in Cocks Lane, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, in which a car has been struck by a train.

"The incident was reported at 7.39pm (on Tuesday).

"The ambulance service is also on scene and two people believed to be the driver and passenger of the motor vehicle have been declared dead - one at the scene and one on route to hospital.

"There are no reports of any injuries to anyone on the train, the 19.26 TransPennine Cleethorpes to Scunthorpe service, travelling at about 60mph at the time of the collision. All passengers have been taken off.

"The rail accident investigation branch has been informed.

"This is an automated half-barrier crossing."


From Belfast Telegraph