Man, 24, dies after being struck by train in Taunton

Man, 24, dies after being struck by train in Taunton

Man, 24, dies after being struck by train in Taunton

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A YOUNG man died after being struck by a train near an industrial estate.

The 24-year-old from Taunton was pronounced dead at the scene after the incident near Venture Way on the outskirts of the town.

Officers from British Transport Police and Avon and Somerset as well as paramedics were called out at 8.24pm on Saturday (April 12).

A BTP spokesman said the death was not being treated as suspicious.

Services were disrupted after the incident involving the Taunton to Cardiff Central train.

An inquest is due to be opened and adjourned in Taunton on Thursday.

Did you know the dead man? Leave your tributes below.

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6:06pm Tue 15 Apr 14

malc363 says...

My son Nathan was a wonderful lad and had so much to live for,but sadly he did not see it.He was a good looking handsome lad who had his whole life ahead of him.His friends and family are in total shock and words cannot help to fill the devastating loss that we all feel.He is now at peace with himself but his family are all struggling to cope with such a terrible loss.Rest in peace my wonderful son you would of been a great father if given the chance.
My son Nathan was a wonderful lad and had so much to live for,but sadly he did not see it.He was a good looking handsome lad who had his whole life ahead of him.His friends and family are in total shock and words cannot help to fill the devastating loss that we all feel.He is now at peace with himself but his family are all struggling to cope with such a terrible loss.Rest in peace my wonderful son you would of been a great father if given the chance. malc363
  • Score: 69

7:10pm Tue 15 Apr 14

jimmer1989 says...

Be at rest now my brother! You will always be with me in mind and spirit! I am so lucky to have known such a brilliant, friendly, caring person and I will miss you my friend! Please know that you will always will be remembered by everyone who knew and loved you!
Be at rest now my brother! You will always be with me in mind and spirit! I am so lucky to have known such a brilliant, friendly, caring person and I will miss you my friend! Please know that you will always will be remembered by everyone who knew and loved you! jimmer1989
  • Score: 19

8:19pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Nesswig says...

I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one through suicide is truly the worst. I hope he wasn't let down by mental health which is suffering immensely due to cuts. truly hope you find peace and get all the help you can because there are people out there.
I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one through suicide is truly the worst. I hope he wasn't let down by mental health which is suffering immensely due to cuts. truly hope you find peace and get all the help you can because there are people out there. Nesswig
  • Score: 6

8:53pm Tue 15 Apr 14

malc363 says...

Nesswig wrote:
I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one through suicide is truly the worst. I hope he wasn't let down by mental health which is suffering immensely due to cuts. truly hope you find peace and get all the help you can because there are people out there.
No it was prescription drugs and those he could buy on the internet,in the end he had drugs for just about every action he could make,but never hard drugs just those to help him through the day
[quote][p][bold]Nesswig[/bold] wrote: I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one through suicide is truly the worst. I hope he wasn't let down by mental health which is suffering immensely due to cuts. truly hope you find peace and get all the help you can because there are people out there.[/p][/quote]No it was prescription drugs and those he could buy on the internet,in the end he had drugs for just about every action he could make,but never hard drugs just those to help him through the day malc363
  • Score: 7

11:20pm Tue 15 Apr 14

ToytownTim says...

He was a great lad and this has come as a total shock to people that knew him. Sending all our thoughts to his family at this time. Please know that he was liked and respected and he will be missed.
He was a great lad and this has come as a total shock to people that knew him. Sending all our thoughts to his family at this time. Please know that he was liked and respected and he will be missed. ToytownTim
  • Score: 12

12:31am Wed 16 Apr 14

Nanny Ness says...

My thoughts are with family and friends of this young man. x
My thoughts are with family and friends of this young man. x Nanny Ness
  • Score: 9

12:38am Wed 16 Apr 14

Mattman500 says...

I can.t belive your gone nath.you were a great lad.good kind and fun to be around.ialways looked forward to seeing you for a chat and a laugh.this is such a devistating tragedy for all concerned.he had lots of frinds and everybody liked him.my heart felt condolenses goes out to all his family and frinds at this extremly difficult time.....matt
I can.t belive your gone nath.you were a great lad.good kind and fun to be around.ialways looked forward to seeing you for a chat and a laugh.this is such a devistating tragedy for all concerned.he had lots of frinds and everybody liked him.my heart felt condolenses goes out to all his family and frinds at this extremly difficult time.....matt Mattman500
  • Score: 11

8:21am Wed 16 Apr 14

Mark64 says...

Hope you find the peace you where so desperately seeking my friend, you will be deeply missed Nathan, we all thought so much of you, you really were a top bloke, it will never be the same without you here.
My thoughts are with everyone near and dear to you Nathan R.I.P.
Hope you find the peace you where so desperately seeking my friend, you will be deeply missed Nathan, we all thought so much of you, you really were a top bloke, it will never be the same without you here. My thoughts are with everyone near and dear to you Nathan R.I.P. Mark64
  • Score: 10

8:31am Wed 16 Apr 14

rachellang says...

I was truly shocked to hear this sad news yesterday, it was only the other week we were arranging to go for a coffee as we hadnt seen each other for a long time! I only hope your happy and safe where you are now.

My thoughts and that of my family are with your family at such a difficult time, I will miss seeing you. xXx
I was truly shocked to hear this sad news yesterday, it was only the other week we were arranging to go for a coffee as we hadnt seen each other for a long time! I only hope your happy and safe where you are now. My thoughts and that of my family are with your family at such a difficult time, I will miss seeing you. xXx rachellang
  • Score: 12

9:51pm Wed 16 Apr 14

LesleyMac says...

Such shocking and upsetting news. Nathan was such a lovely young man, so kind and caring with a lovely sense of humour. I will really miss Nathan's smiling face at work and chats we had from time to time. To Nathan's family, I am so very sorry for your loss, I will never forget him X
Such shocking and upsetting news. Nathan was such a lovely young man, so kind and caring with a lovely sense of humour. I will really miss Nathan's smiling face at work and chats we had from time to time. To Nathan's family, I am so very sorry for your loss, I will never forget him X LesleyMac
  • Score: 6

9:52pm Wed 16 Apr 14

LesleyMac says...

Such shocking and upsetting news. Nathan was such a lovely young man, so kind and caring with a lovely sense of humour. I will really miss Nathan's smiling face at work and chats we had from time to time. To Nathan's family, I am so very sorry for your loss, I will never forget him X
Such shocking and upsetting news. Nathan was such a lovely young man, so kind and caring with a lovely sense of humour. I will really miss Nathan's smiling face at work and chats we had from time to time. To Nathan's family, I am so very sorry for your loss, I will never forget him X LesleyMac
  • Score: 7

9:54pm Thu 17 Apr 14

sophknutt says...

so shocking and deeply upsetting. you were such a nice lad and you'll never be forgotten. I hope you find the peace you were so desperately in need of. you will be sorely missed xxxxx
so shocking and deeply upsetting. you were such a nice lad and you'll never be forgotten. I hope you find the peace you were so desperately in need of. you will be sorely missed xxxxx sophknutt
  • Score: 9

7:07am Fri 18 Apr 14

malc363 says...

To all Nathans friends
The Funeral will be held at the Taunton Crematorium At 3.30 pm Friday 25th April
To all Nathans friends The Funeral will be held at the Taunton Crematorium At 3.30 pm Friday 25th April malc363
  • Score: 6

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