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‘The scene is confronting’: Car hit by train in the state’s west

Macquarie National News

One person is dead and another person has been freed from the wreckage after a ute was hit by a freight train in the state’s west.

Five ambulance crews and a helicopter were dispatched to Kiacatoo Road at Euabalong, west of Condoblin at about 7am today.

The male driver, believed to be in his 40s, died at the scene while a woman in her 50s was trapped for over an hour before being airlifted to Lake Cargelligo Hospital in a serious condition.

She’s expected to be stabilised and then flown to Canberra or Sydney.

Australian Rail Track Corporation said the train was bound for Sydney, with services suspended while police investigate.

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NSW Ambulance Assistant Commissioner Tony Gately has released a statement on the incident saying “the scene is confronting”.

“Tragically, one person has died as a result of the crash.

Our crews are responding urgently to the incident and the scene is confronting.

We have sent five crews and dispatched an Ambulance helicopter with a medical team to assist.”

More details to come…

Macquarie National News