The train that derailed on a wooded railway track in the western Australian town of Woodstock was a wooden one, a rail worker said Monday.
The train was on its way from Woodstock to the nearby town of Wyndham, when the derailment happened, according to Craig Brown, a freight rail worker.
The accident happened Sunday night at about 3:30 p.m. on the Western Railway’s Mainline Line, Brown said.
The driver of the train, a man in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene, the West Australian Railway said.
He was the third person killed in the crash, according a spokeswoman.
Brown said the wooded track was a busy section of track and there was no sign of any passengers on board.
The cause of the crash was under investigation.