Somerset

Person killed as train hits car on Somerset level crossing

Level crossing at Bradford-on-Tone Image copyright Geograph/Martin Bodman
Image caption The car was hit on a level crossing at Bradford-on-Tone

The driver of a car was killed when the vehicle was hit by a train on a level crossing in Somerset.

It happened at about 21:00 GMT on Monday at Bradford-on-Tone near Taunton, British Transport Police said.

A force spokesperson said the person died at the scene and it was not being treated as suspicious.

A Great Western Railway spokesperson said the driver of the 18:37 GMT service from Paddington to Plymouth was "very shaken" by the incident.

At least 10 trains were delayed or cancelled. The railway line was reopened on Tuesday morning.

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