Two dead after collision between freight train and truck at Bribbaree

Two men have died after a train collided with a truck in the state’s west.

About 5:15pm today ( Tuesday 23 February 2021), emergency services were called to Eurabba Lane at Bribbaree, approximately 70kms north west of Young after a crash between a freight train and a b-double truck on a rural rail crossing.

As a result of the impact, the truck and surrounding grass area caught alight which was extinguished by the Rural Fire Service.

Officers from The Hume Police District attended and established a crime scene.

Two men who were occupants of the truck died instantly. The men are yet to be formally identified.

The train line between Stockinbingal and Quandialla is expected to be closed until 7am tomorrow (Wednesday 24 February 2021).

A report will be prepared for the corner.

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