Teenager died when he was struck by a train near Sawley Road crossing, Breaston
A TEENAGER died when he was struck by a train near a level crossing.
Transport officers and medics from East Midlands Ambulance Service were called to Sawley Road crossing, Breaston, but the 19-year-old man, who officers confirmed lived locally, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police are not treating the incident as suspicious.
One customer at The Olympic pub, on nearby Station Road said there had been numerous police cars parked at the scene.
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He said: "We could hear the sirens back in Draycott.
"Apparently somebody had jumped in front of the train. It sounded awful."
A spokeswoman for Network Rail said the train was damaged in the incident, on Saturday at 6.15pm.
She said: "CrossCountry made arrangements for the passengers on board to be taken off the train and travel by coach while work was completed on the train and the tracks.
"Unfortunately, because of the damage caused to the train, it was not possible to restore a full service until 10.11pm, although one line was able to operate a limited service from 9.41pm
"In all, 73 trains were affected, with 10 cancellations and 16 part-cancellations."