Man in collision with approaching train at Torquay
A MAN died after being hit by a train as it was approaching Torquay Station.
He is believed to have walked in front of the Paignton to Exeter St David's service at 11.40pm on Tuesday, September 5.
The British Transport Police are investigating the cause of death but are not treating it as suspicious.
A BTP spokesman said: "BTP officers attended the railway line near Torbay Road, Hollicombe, Paignton, on Tuesday after a report of a person being struck by a train.
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"Officers from Devon and Cornwall Police and paramedics from the South West Ambulance Service also attended the incident, which was reported to BTP at 11.46pm.
"The body of a man, who has yet to be formally identified, was discovered at the scene.
"The man's death is currently being treated as non-suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner."
There train involved was the last First Great Western service of the evening and disruption was minimal.
But there was a knock-on delay to the Penzance to Paddington train which was held at Exeter for a time to wait for passengers.
A spokesman for Network Rail said the driver of the train reported the incident via an emergency call.
The line reopened at 1.06am.