Level crossing accident, train collides with vehicle in Central West | Map

TRAGIC SCENE: A motorist has died following level crossing accident with a train in the Central West. Photo: FILE
TRAGIC SCENE: A motorist has died following level crossing accident with a train in the Central West. Photo: FILE

Update: 12.02pm

NSW Police have confirmed that the man killed in a horror level crossing accident on Friday morning was in his 40s and that a woman in her 50 is being treated for injuries.

The accident occurred at Kiatacoo Road at Euabalong, around 170 kilometres west of Parkes.

“A Toyota Hilux utility was struck by a train about 7am,” NSW Police said.

“A man, believed to be in his 40s, died at the scene while the woman, believed to be aged in her 50s, is being treated in Lake Cargellico Hospital for shoulder injuries.”

“Officers from Central West Police District are at the scene and conducting inquiries.”

Police officers have urged anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

Information is treated in strict confidence.

The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

Earlier 8.05am

ONE person has died following a level crossing accident where a train collided with a vehicle in the Central West.

The accident reportedly occurred around 7.20am on Friday in Euabalong in the Cobar Council region.

NSW Ambulance Assistant Commissioner Tony Gately has confirmed that one person died as a result of the crash.

“Our crews are responding urgently to the incident and the scene is confronting,” he said.

“We have sent five crews and dispatched an ambulance helicopter with a medical team to assist.”

Details on injuries sustained to other people in the accident are not available at this time.

Police and fire crews remain on scene.

More to come.