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Driver dies in level crossing crash in Wokingham

Scene of incident
A woman died at the same level crossing almost two years ago

A car driver died when the vehicle was hit by a train on a level crossing.

None of the 150 passengers or the train driver were injured in the crash at the crossing in Waterloo Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, at about 1100 GMT.

The car driver was pronounced dead at the scene. His death is not being treated as suspicious.

Both crossings in the town were shut which caused disruption to services between Ascot and Reading, British Transport Police said.

It comes almost two years after a woman died when she was hit by a train on the same crossing. The death was not treated as suspicious.

A Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: "There was a person inside the car so our role is to deal with that.

"[The passengers] have been moved off the train and Wokingham council staff have been helping on their journey today."



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