Police investigating train crash that killed North Lincolnshire girl seek tractor driver
Detectives investigating a crash that killed a four year-old girl from North Lincolnshire have appealed for the driver of a tractor to come forward.
The British Transport Police believe the driver to have been close to the crossing at the time of the accident and could hold vital information on the investigation.
Four year-old Emma Lifsey, from Haxey, died when the car she was travelling in collided with a train at Beach Hill crossing in Misson Springs, Nottinghamshire on Tuesday.
Officers believe the tractor driver may be able to assist with enquiries.
Detective Inspector Mick Jackson of British Transport Police said: "We believe that a man driving a tractor may have been close to the crossing prior to the collision. He may have vital information which could assist our investigations into this tragic incident."
Officers were called to the scene after a car containing a woman and a young girl was struck by a train.
The driver of the vehicle, a 67-year-old woman, received serious neck injuries and bruising and was taken to hospital in Doncaster.
She remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.
Her injuries are not believed to be life threatening and officers will speak to her at the earliest opportunity.
The police investigation into the incident is ongoing.
A team of detectives are looking at how the vehicle came to be on tracks. The train was moved into a depot in Doncaster where it will be forensically examined.
The line was re-opened on Wednesday night.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 405040.