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Investigators seek level crossing fatality answers

<p>Queensland police and QR are investigating the cause of a level crossing smash between a freight train and a car that killed an elderly man in Brisbane this weekend.</p> <p>John Henry Horton, 84, was killed about 8.30 am on Saturday (December 18) when a 32-carriage wheat train struck his car at a level crossing at Murarrie, in Brisbane’s east.</p> <p>The train pushed the car about 200 metres along the track.</p> <p>An 81-year-old female passenger in the car was also injured in the accident.</p> <p>The train’s two drivers were not injured but have received counselling, a QR spokesman said.</p> <p>The train, which was going to Fisherman Islands at the port of Brisbane, was not damaged.</p> <p>The crossing is protected with boom gates and flashing lights.</p> <br />