A 22-year-old woman killed when the car she was driving was hit by a speeding train in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung on Monday night has been confirmed to be a student from Hong Kong. The victim, surnamed Wong, was understood to be a third-year tourism management student at Shih Chien University’s Kaohsiung campus. She had only just qualified for her Taiwanese drivers’ license in September, according to media reports. The Hong Kong Immigration Department confirmed last night that Wong was a Hong Kong resident. Video footage from a dashboard camera showed Wong’s car straying onto a level crossing just before the barrier gate came down at around 7pm on Monday night before the locomotive smashed into the vehicle in a matter of seconds, taking it nearly 200 metres down the tracks. Firefighters took more than an hour to free Wong from the wreckage, but she was no longer showing vital signs. She was taken to Kaohsiung Municipal United Hospital where was certified dead. Her dog was also killed in the accident. The Immigration Department said contact had been with the victim’s family and it had been following up on the incident though its Economic, Trade and Cultural Office in Taiwan. “The department will continue to maintain close contact with the families and the trade office, to follow up on the incident and provide practical assistance,” a spokesman said.