Man on motorbike dies at railway crossing near Stroud

Level crossing at Frampton Mansell
Image caption Trains travel at 60mph in the area the collision happened

A man has died when the motorbike he was riding was hit by a train at a railway crossing.

British Transport Police said the collision, at Frampton Mansell near Stroud, happened on Sunday evening.

A 37-year-old man, thought to be from Stroud, was treated by paramedics at the scene but later died. The incident is not being treated as suspicious.

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch and Office of Rail Regulation have been informed of the death.

A police spokesman said the man was on a "scrambling motorbike" when he was hit by the train which was travelling from Swindon to Gloucester.

"None of the 40 passengers on board the service was injured," he added.

"Officers are currently working to establish the full circumstances surrounding the collision and formally identify the man who died."

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