Fatal vehicle crash involving train - Armidale

Wednesday, 04 August 2021 09:01:59 PM

A woman has died after a crash between a vehicle and a country passenger train in the state’s New England region.

About 5.25pm today (Wednesday 4 August 2021), emergency services responded to reports of a crash involving a Honda Jazz motor vehicle and a train at a level crossing on Old Gostwyck Road, Armidale.

The 83-year-old female driver, and sole occupant of the vehicle, suffered fatal injuries at the scene.

Officers from New England Police District attended, secured a crime scene and commenced an investigation.

There were no reports of any persons on the train suffering any injuries.

The roadway and rail line are expected to remain closed until at least later this evening. Motorists are urged to avoid the area.

A report will be prepared for the information of the coroner.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 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.