Two dead after train and B-double collide west of Young

Edwina Mason24 February 2021
Police car

Two men have died after a train collided with a truck near Bribbaree, west of Young. Photo: File.

Two men died yesterday when their B-double truck collided with a freight train on a rural rail crossing at Eurabba Lane near Bribbaree at around 5:15 pm.

Police said the two men died instantly. They are yet to be formally identified.

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

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

The train line between Stockinbingal and Quandialla was closed all night and was expected to reopen at 7:00 am today.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

This is the second accident of this type near Bribbaree in the past year, the last occurred on 20 February 2020.

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One Response to Two dead after train and B-double collide west of Young

Barbara Lions Barbara Lions 1:04 pm 25 Feb 21

I believe that there should be gates to open each side of the railway line. This would allow the drivers to stop and think first before making a run for it to cross before the train