Mum in her 20s killed on railway after being hit by train in Garstang

A woman in her 20s has died after she was hit by a train in Garstang on Friday (July 22).

By Matthew Calderbank
Monday, 25th July 2022, 10:35 am
Updated Monday, 25th July 2022, 3:32 pm

The fatal collision happened shortly after 1pm on the line near Ray Lane in Garstang, where she was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman has since been named as Kiena Dawes, a 23-year-old mum with a 9-month-old daughter. You can read our tribute to Kiena here.

Rail services between Preston and Lancaster were halted whilst police and paramedics responded.

Tragic mum Kierna, 23, with daughter Marnie Blu

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A police spokesman said: “British Transport Police were called to the line in Preston at 1.05pm on Friday, July 22 following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

Paramedics also attended, however sadly a woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

“This incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

A woman was killed on the railway line in Garstang on Friday (July 22)

It was the second fatality on the railway network in 24 hours, following a death on the tracks between Preston and Wigan on Thursday (July 21).

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