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Investigation into Barns Green level crossing, Horsham



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Officers are continuing to investigate this morning (17/2) after two people died at Barns Green level crossing in Horsham.

Officers can confirm that a 72-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy died after a train struck their car at 8.40am; their family is being supported by family liaison officers.

Detective Inspector Brett Walker from BTP said: “This is an extremely tragic incident and our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.
“Our officers have been working at the scene, and will continue to do so for the rest of the day, to ensure we gain as much information about how the collision happened.  

“People should expect some disruption to services in the area while we investigate. I would like to thank the community in Barns Green for their support and patience.

“Local people will see more of our officers in the area throughout the day and I would urge anyone who saw what happened, or feels they may have any information which would be relevant to our investigation, to contact us.”
Anyone with info can call BTP on 0800 40 50 40 reference 146 of 17/02/18 or text us on 61016.

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