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A driver has died after two freight trains crashed in Western Australia near Jumpakine Station


A driver has died after two freight trains crashed in Western Australia.

The collision happened near Jumpakine Station in the Walyunga National Park just before 2.30am on Christmas Eve.

Emergency services were called after the freight train crashed into the back of a stationary grain train.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau and Arc Infrastructure, which operates a rail freight network covering more than 5000 kilometres in WA, are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

A driver was killed when two trains collided in WA. (Nine News)
The incident is being investigated. (Nine News)

Freight train operator Pacific National confirmed an employees died.

“It is with great sadness and deep regret that Pacific National confirms the death of one of our employees early on Christmas Eve outside Perth, Western Australia,” a spokeswoman told WA Today.

“Our heartfelt condolences and sympathies go out to the family at this very sad time.

“Pacific National takes the safety of its employees very seriously and this incident is having a profound impact on the organisation.”

The WA Police Force is also investigating and will prepare a report for the coroner.

One of the trains was stationary when the collision occurred. (Nine News)



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