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The rail operator, Arc Infrastructure, said the train crash occurred about 2:00am in Jumperkine in the Avon Valley, about 25 kilometres from Perth CBD.
Aerial footage from the crash site showed wreckage strewn across multiple tracks.
One rail car could be seen standing in the air with what looked like a locomotive pushed underneath it.
The wreckage was strewn across multiple train tracks.(ABC News)
The wreckage of the crashed trains could be clearly seen from the air.(ABC News)A large pile of grain could also be seen spilling from the wreckage.
A police spokesman said the driver died as a result of the crash and a report would now be prepared for the coroner.
The crash is in the vicinity of the popular Bells Rapids tourist site.
A train line runs through the Walyunga National Park north-east of Perth.(ABC News: Benjamin Gubana)Forensic officers are at the scene, which appeared to be located to the north of Bells Rapids in the Walyunga National Park.
The Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR) has deployed staff to the scene and is investigating the crash site, along with investigators from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.
This article first appeared on amp.abc.net.au
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