One dead after passenger train collides with ute

A PASSENGER train has collided with a ute in northern New South Wales, killing one person.

It happened on Millie Road at Bellata, north of Narrabri, about 8.40am on Sunday.

Police said a southbound XPT struck a Holden Rodeo on a level crossing.


Sadly, the 64-year-old man driving the ute died at the scene.

The 18 passengers and three crew on board the train escaped the collision uninjured.

The passengers continued their journey by bus while the train was forensically examined.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash and will prepare a report for the Coroner.

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