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Inquest opens into man killed at level crossing near Downham Market

16:12 19 July 2012

Scenes from a crash between a car and a train at a rail crossing at Ten Mile Bank. Picture; Matthew Usher.

Scenes from a crash between a car and a train at a rail crossing at Ten Mile Bank. Picture; Matthew Usher.

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A driver who died when his car was hit by a train at a level crossing last week has been named.

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The driver was identified from dental records as Rodney Wheeler from Trafalgar Road, Downham Market. The incident happened at Pleasants Crossing, Ten Mile Bank at around 1.15pm on Thursday July 12. The 64-year-old’s cause of death was given as multiple injuries from the collision.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: “The incident is currently treated as non-suspicious and Mr Wheeler’s death is thought to have been a tragic accident.”

“The train involved was the 12.56pm King’s Lynn to Kings Cross service.”

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