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  Crash inquiry focuses on driver
Updated 08 November 2004, 07.27
Train crash
The inquiry into the Berkshire train crash which killed seven people is focusing on the car on the rail track which caused the collision.

It follows newspaper reports that the driver intended to stop his car there because he wanted to commit suicide.

Police said this was a line of inquiry but they would also be examining the car to see if there was another reason for why it was on the level crossing.

The driver was among those who died. A further 70 people were injured.


The train was travelling from London to Plymouth when the collision happened at around 6.15pm on Saturday.

Wreckage

Police have brought in lifting gear to remove around 300 tonnes of wreckage from the track.

The level crossing was not manned.

It has emerged that an off-duty policeman saw the car on the track and attempted to raise the alarm.

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