Teenager who died in collision with train named


The Sleaford Standard understands the teenage girl hit by a train at Heckington yesterday (Wednesday) was 17-year-old Charlie Mack.

The teenager died after being hit by a train on the line at Heckington between Sleaford and Skegness yesterday evening.

She was pronounced dead at the scene following the incident and her death is not being treated as suspicious, according to police.

In a letter to parents issued this afternoon, headteacher of Kesteven and Sleaford High School, Craig Booker said: “It is with great sadness that I write to inform you of the death of Charlie Mack, a former pupil at the High School. “Charlie was a very popular and valued member of the school during her time here and our thoughts are very much with her family at this difficult time.

“We will, of course, offer counselling support to any of our students affected by this tragic news.”

He attached, for information, a document that provides guidance on coping with such a bereavement, adding: “Please discuss it with your daughter or son if you feel it would be helpful to do so.”

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: “We were called to the line at Heckington, shortly after 8pm on Wednesday, February 25, following reports of a person being hit by a train.

“Colleagues from Lincolnshire Police and East Midlands Ambulance Service also attended, and a 17-year-old local girl was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The girl’s death is not being treated as suspicious, and her family has been informed.

“A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

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