Pensioners Killed By Train At Level Crossing

Two pensioners have been killed after being hit by a freight train at a level crossing near Lincoln.

Emergency services were called to the accident at Croft Lane, Cherry Willingham, just before noon.

A man in his 80s and a woman in her 70s were declared dead at the scene and police are not treating the incident as suspicious.

The train involved was heading for Immingham Docks inHumberside.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: “Our officers are continuing to investigate after two people were struck by a train at a level crossing in Croft Lane, Cherry Willingham.

“The incident was reported to BTP at 11.57am on Wednesday, July 9 and was also attended by Lincolnshire Police.

“Paramedics from the East Midlands Ambulance Service attended, and a man in his 80s and a woman in her 70s, both from Cherry Willingham, were pronounced dead at the scene.

“Officers are working to establish the full circumstances of the incident, which is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

“Family of the deceased have been informed.

“The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has been informed.”

Recent official safety figures revealed the number of deaths from trespass and suicide on the railways rose from 278 to 300 in 2013/14 – the highest annual figure on record.

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