‘Kind and gentle’ daughter dies after being hit by train

A popular young woman who has been described as “very kind and gentle person” has tragically died after being hit by a train.

Carole Wiles has spoken of her family’s shock and heartbreak after learning her daughter Krystel Davies passed away after being struck by the train at Cherry Hinton bypass in Cambridgeshire on January 23. She was 35.

Her sudden and tragic death is being treated as a mystery by Miss Davies’ family as her mum explained she had spoken to her daughter only 10 minutes earlier and that they were on their way to meet each other.

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“She would come over mine on a Saturday and Sunday,” Mrs Wiles said.

“My husband picks me up from where I work at the hospital and on the way back we call to hers to pick her up and she comes over. My husband had chest pains when I got to the car and I decided to take him back into hospital and I had a phone call from Krystel to say we hadn’t picked her up.

“I told her what happened and she was asking: ‘Why is he in hospital?’

“I said that I had just dropped him off and the wait would be about six or seven hours. I told her to go to the bus stop near where she lives and to get on the bus and meet me at the train station where we would meet. I told her that I would call her back in 10 minutes.

“I rang her back and asked her: ‘Are you on the bus?’ and she said no but that she would be there in two to three minutes. I told her I was nearly at the train station and that I would buy tickets and that I would wait for her. She said: ‘Okay’. That’s the last I heard from her – she never made it to the train station.

“She did not jump in front of the train. We’re wondering whether she decided to walk down the track – how we don’t know, because you can’t get on it. I’ve checked for about three miles along – there’s no holes in the fencing, nothing. She hasn’t appeared on either of the two cameras that are there either.

“I usually get on that train so I know exactly what time she died. It’s very difficult because we know she didn’t commit suicide. We have got no answers at the moment and we might never have the answers. I’ve told the police to check the cameras because they are very dark.”

Krystel was described by her mum as a ‘gentle and kind’ person
(Image: Davies family)
Krystel pictured graduating at Swansea University
(Image: Davies family)

Miss Davies was born in Northampton but moved to Wales with her family when she was very young. She was well-educated and studied nursing at Swansea University training as part of her course at the likes of Singleton Hospital towards her eventual goal of becoming an operating department practitioner (ODP).

After her time in Swansea she and her family moved to Cambridge where she continued her studies at Anglia Ruskin College. She later achieved her career goal and her work even took her to New Zealand for a year.

Growing up she was part of the Brownies and also had a passion for music and had been part of orchestras in Bridgend where she played the clarinet. She also loved to take part in sports and had been part of a netball team in Brackla in Bridgend. She was also part of St John Ambulance.

In her spare time she loved to go out with her friends and she also enjoyed travelling, visiting far-flung locations like New Zealand and Fiji. She had a close bond to her mum Carole, her sister Kelly, and her dad Harvey.

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Mrs Wiles said: “She was a very gentle girl, very caring. She was outgoing, very approachable, you could talk to her and would try to help if you ever had a problem and used to stick up for everybody.

“She was a very gentle person but a very professional person as well. She was a very beautiful, pretty-looking person.

“She’ll best be remembered as an ODP. She loved that job. She always gave her job 100%. She was well-liked by most of the doctors. When she worked at Cambridge Hospital she was always liked – everybody got on with her.

“I’m looking at her certificates and I’ve come across lots of photos of her. We were very proud of her.”

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: “British Transport Police were called to the line near Cambridge at 8.58pm on January 23 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 fundraiser has been launched to help pay the costs of Krystel’s funeral. If you would like to donate you can do so by clicking here.

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