REGIONAL: Teenager and elderly man dead after a train collided with their car

Emergency services on the sceneEmergency services on the scene
Emergency services on the scene
A 15-year-old boy and 72-year-old man have died after a train struck their car at a level crossing this morning.

Officers were called to Barns Green level crossing in Horsham at 8.47am and the two were sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Detective Inspector Brett Walker from BTP said: ‘This is an extremely tragic incident and our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.

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‘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.’

There were no other reported injuries.

Trains are unable to run between Horsham and Barnham due to the incident and a rail replacement bus service will be implemented between Horsham and Barnham, however this will be an infrequent service.

Services will be severely delayed towards Horsham, Barnham, Portsmouth Harbour and Southampton Central.