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Man killed as car, coal train collide at level crossing

Two people died when an aircraft went down at Pioneer Valley near Mackay on October 28.

Two people died when an aircraft went down at Pioneer Valley near Mackay on October 28. Photo: AAP

One man has died and a second critically injured after a car and a coal train collided in far north Queensland.

Two men were critically injured when the train ploughed into a Toyota LandCruiser at a level crossing at Bowen about 9pm on Tuesday.

The vehicle’s passenger, a 50-year-old man from Townsville, died at the scene while the 40-year-old driver was flown to Mackay Base Hospital with head injuries.

The two drivers of the coal train were not injured.

Police appealed for witnesses or anyone with CCTV or dashcam vision to come forward.

It was the second fatal incident on Queensland roads overnight after a 77-year-old man died in a single-vehicle accident at Freestone, near Warwick.

– AAP

Topics: Queensland
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