Teenager becomes fourth Lincolnshire rail fatality in four days

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A 14-year-old boy has become the fourth rail fatality in Lincolnshire or involving someone from Lincolnshire in the last four days.

The teenager was struck by a train at a foot crossing in Lincoln this morning and pronounced dead at the scene.

A rail worker was also killed by a train near Saxilby station at 1.55pm on Tuesday (December 4).

On the same day, four-year-old Emma Lifsey, from Haxey, died after the car she was in was struck by a train at the Beech Hill Crossing in Nottinghamshire.

Emma was airlifted to Sheffield Children’s Hospital but was pronounced dead in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The train, a Lincoln to Doncaster service, was damaged but remained upright and on the tracks. There have been no reports of injuries to passengers or staff onboard.

In a statement issued through British Transport Police, Emma’s parents, Mark and Zoe Lifsey, aged 40 and 38, said: “Emma meant the world to us. She was our much-loved daughter and a baby sister to her 11-year-old brother Jack.

“We are still trying to come to terms with the terrible incident on Tuesday afternoon and there are no words that can properly express how utterly distraught we are.

“We would like to thank everyone for the many messages of sympathy and support we have received.”

On Monday, police discovered the body of 51-year-old Robert Roy Poole, from Bingham, near a railway bridge in Grantham.

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