Two Killed As Grimsby Train Hits Car

10 April 2013, 11:43

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

The driver of the car, a 47 year old Grimsby man and the passenger, a 40 year old Cleethorpes man, were both killed, but no one on the train suffered injuries.

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

Detective Inspector Mick Jackson, of BTP, said: "Our thoughts are very much with the men's families at this very difficult time.

"We're keeping an open mind but indications so far are that the crossing was working correctly and this appears to have been a tragic accident. However, we'd like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident.

"The train remained upright and on the tracks and there were no 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.

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