Woman and her dog dead after train crashes into them on level crossing

A woman has died after her car was struck by an express passenger train at a rail crossing in northern NSW.

Emergency services were called to the collision between a car and an XPT train at a rural road crossing in Kyogle at 8.10am on Wednesday.

The 60-year-old female driver of the Holden Commodore died at the scene, NSW Police said.

The woman and her dog died after their car was struck by a train at a road crossing.Photo: Channel 7
The woman and her dog died after their car was struck by a train at a road crossing.Photo: Channel 7
Police are currently investigating. Photo: Channel 7
Police are currently investigating. Photo: Channel 7

The woman's dog was injured and had to be euthanised by a vet.

The train driver and approximately 33 passengers onboard weren't injured.

The daily 5.55am XPT train service travelling from Brisbane to Sydney has been replaced with buses.

The fatal incident happened in Kyogle. Photo : Channel 7
The fatal incident happened in Kyogle. Photo : Channel 7
Emergency services arrived at the scene shortly after the incident. Photo: Channel 7
Emergency services arrived at the scene shortly after the incident. Photo: Channel 7

Local police are investigating and have asked any witnesses to come forward.

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