One dead in level crossing crash between car and train near Taunton
By abbie_taunton | Thursday, March 21, 2013, 08:32
A person has been killed after a car was hit by a train on a level crossing near Taunton.
The scene of this morning's crash in Athelney near Taunton
The crash happened at 6.30am at a level crossing near Athelney, which is on the line between Taunton and Castle Cary.
It has been reported that no train passengers were injured in the incident.
Stanmoor Road in Athelney has now been closed in both directions at the Cuts Road junction.
First Great Western have confirmed that services between Westbury and Taunton will be significantly disrupted.
The service operator have confirmed that a limited bus replacement service has been put in place between Taunton and Westbury.
British Transport Police have just released a statement.
"Shortly before 6.30am, British Transport Police were called to reports of a car having been struck by a train at Athelney automatic half barrier level crossing.
"The train involved is the 5.46am Exeter to London Paddington service.
"The train has not been derailed and there are no reports of any injuries to anyone on board.
"The car is trapped under the front of the train and services are currently stopped in the area."