Woman, aged 58, the second railway fatality in four days

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Inquests into the deaths of two people in separate railway fatalities near Adwick station last week are due to be opened in the next few days.

Railway police yesterday confirmed the second incident, on Friday, involved a middle-aged local woman. She has not yet been named although police have been able to identify her.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: “BTP officers were called to Adwick station, Doncaster, on Friday, January 11, following a report of a woman being struck by a train.

“BTP and South Yorkshire Police officers attended the incident, which was reported to BTP at 12.50pm, and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

“Medics from Yorkshire Ambulance Service also attended, but the woman, believed to be 58 years old and from Doncaster, was pronounced dead at the scene. A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

The post mortem examination on a man in his 30s who was killed by a train, also near Adwick, last Tuesday was completed yesterday.