Family pays tribute to Chesterfield woman hit by train

The sister of a Chesterfield woman who was killed after being hit by a train last night (May 15) has described her as a kind person with a big heart.

Tuesday, 16th May 2017, 4:46 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:37 pm

Tracy Jackson, 43, of Bower Farm Road, Old Whittington, died at the scene of the accident at Tapton Junction.

She leaves behind three children.

Tracy’s sister, Sheila Jackson, 42, of Summerfield Crescent, Brimington, said the family was devastated and in complete shock.

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But she added: “Tracy would do anything for anybody - she was always there if you needed someone.

“She was always there for her children and my own.”

Mother-of-four Sheila remembered Tracy for her love of walking and constantly being on the phone.

“She absolutely loved to walk,” said Sheila. “She would never catch the bus anywhere and she was never off the phone - she had a lot of friends.”

Growing up with Tracy, Sheila remembers Tracy for her rebellious nature.

She added: “She was only four-feet tall but she had a big personality.

She loved a good argument and you didn’t cross her - Tracy definitely kept us all on out toes.”

As well as her three children, Tracy is survived by her mother, Vicky Martin and stepfather, Paul Martin.

A spokesman for British Transport Police confirmed that officers were called out to reports that a woman had been struck by a train at about 9pm last night.

She said that ambulances attended but the woman died at the scene. A file is being prepared for the coroner.