Inquest opens following death of young man while using crossing

By Nub News Reporter

6th Apr 2023 | Local News

Friends and family pay tribute. Many messages were left close to the collision scene following the death of Owen Williams (pictured) last weeek.
Friends and family pay tribute. Many messages were left close to the collision scene following the death of Owen Williams (pictured) last weeek.

AN inquest was opened and adjourned this morning (Thursday, 6 April) following the death of a young Thurrock man who died after being in collision with a train in Stanford-le-Hope.

Owen Williams, 20, died at the scene of the incident early last week.

At the Essex Coroner's Court in Chelmsford, Coroner Michelle Brown heard that Owen, a former student at St Clere's School in the town, died after he collided with a train at the pedestrian rail crossing near Holst Close.

He sustained serious injuries and though police and other emergency services including the air ambulance were called to the scene he was declared dead at 3.23pm by a paramedic.

His death is being treated as non-suspicious and the hearing was adjourned for a toxicology report and a forensic collision report – which is expected to take some time to complete.

Many tributes have been left close to the scene of the crash including one from his father which reads: "Ow, You always made me the proudest dad ever" I will and do love you forever – but you know that. Dad".

     

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