Train death victim was local boy, 15

PUBLISHED: 15:46 01 July 2013 | UPDATED: 15:49 01 July 2013


Police have confirmed that the teenager who died on the railway line near Axminster, on Friday, lived in the Colyton area.

A 15-year-old boy from the Colyton area died after being hit by a train near Axminster on Friday, police today confirmed.

Officers from British Transport Police (BTP) and Devon and Cornwall Police were called to the railway line near Lexhayne Lane, close to Seaton Junction, at around 7am.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: “Medics from the South Western Ambulance Service also attended and located a body at the scene.

“The incident, which was reported to BTP at 7.06am, is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

“A file is being prepared for the Coroner, who is expected to open and adjourn an inquest into the boy’s death later this week.”

The train involved was the 6.15am Yeovil Junction to Exeter St David’s service. It was travelling at about 75mph when the incident happened.

The young victim has not yet been named but it is understood he went to a local school.

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