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Two people die after being hit by train in Cherry Willingham

Two elderly people died after they were struck by a freight train near the Croft Lane level crossing in Cherry Willingham just before midday on Wednesday, July 9.

A man in his 80s and a woman in her 70s, both from Cherry Willingham, were pronounced dead at the scene.

British Transport Police (BTP) said: “Officers are working to establish the full circumstances of the incident, which is currently being treated as non-suspicious. The family of the deceased have been informed.”

The incident happened at around 11.57am in the footpath area near the level crossing in the Lincoln village.

Emergency services attended the scene and Croft Lane was closed off to motorists and pedestrians.

Emergency services had to put up a screen to shield passers by while they cleared the scene.

Trains between Grimsby and Lincoln were suspended during the investigations. The freight train involved was heading for Immingham Docks on Humberside.

Emergency services attending the scene near the level crossing in Cherry Willingham. Photo: Cherrie Roberts
Emergency services attending the scene near the level crossing in Cherry Willingham. Photo: Cherrie Roberts
Photo: Helen Lofts
Photo: Helen Lofts

A BTP spokesman said: “BTP 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 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.”

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

Photo: Jason Hill
Photo: Jason Hill
Photo: Jason Hill
Photo: Jason Hill
Photo: Jason Hill
Photo: Jason Hill