Two men dead after farming truck was smashed into by a freight train
Two men are killed when their farming truck is smashed by a freight train and pushed down the side of a railway line - leaving a trail of destruction
- Two farmers were looking to cross the railway line when the crash occurred
- Crash just after 5.15pm on Tuesday with farmers killed instantly by the impact
- Accident was near Eurabba Lane in Bribbaree, in western New South Wales
Published: 22:25, 23 February 2021 | Updated: 22:34, 23 February 2021
Two farmers have been killed when their farming truck collided with a freight train at an outback rail crossing.
The men died at the scene near Eurabba Lane in Bribbaree, in western NSW, about 5.15pm on Tuesday, with the wreck pushed along the train line.
The crash caused the truck and surrounding grass to catch fire before it was extinguished by the NSW Rural Fire Service.
The confronting scene (pictured above) after a farming truck smashed into a freight train in western NSW on Tuesday just after 5pm
The Rural Fire Service (pictured above) were on the scene soon after the tragedy, where two men died
Police rushed to the scene but found the men were already dead.
They established a crime scene and are investigating how the accident happened.
'On arrival we found a truck carrying some farm produce had collided with the side of a fright train... and it was (then) pushed down the side of the railway line,' NSW Police Inspector Jacob Reeves told 9News.
Police said initial inquiries showed the truck driver and his passenger were trying to cross the railway line at the time of the crash.
The train line between Stockinbingal and Quandialla was closed until 7am on Wednesday.
The men are yet to be formally identified, with a report to be prepared for the coroner.
The accident was in Eurabba Lane at Bribbaree (pictured above), approximately 70km north west of Young in western NSWRead more: