Man killed by train ‘running across tracks when on wrong platform’

Man killed by train ‘running across tracks when on wrong platform’

December 13, 2018

Man, 24, is hit and killed by a train after ‘running across the tracks when he realised was on the wrong platform’ as he made his way home following a night out

  • Levi Nash, 24, had been on a night out in Newport supporting his rapper friend 
  • Nash, from Cardiff, thought to have been on the wrong platform waiting for train  
  • His family believe he crossed the tracks to make the train but was then hit  

A rail passenger returning from a night out was killed by a train when he run across the tracks as he was on the wrong platform, the family of the victim said.

Levi Nash, 24, had been in Newport but rushed across the platform when he realised the early morning train he was going to board was going the opposite direction he needed to go. 

As he dashed across the tracks at Cwmbran railway station in south Wales, he was struck by a train on December 8. 

Levi Nash, 24, died on December 8 after being hit by a train in Cwmbran, south Wales

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Family and friends have described Mr Nash as ‘selfless’ and a ‘generous, respectable and lovable’ character.

Mr Nash, from Gabalfa, Cardiff, was in Newport to support his friend Marvin Heron, who was performing in the city.   

Mr Heron – a rapped who goes by the stage name ‘Starvz’ – said: ‘Levi was so supportive of me, wherever I would go he would be there.

Mr Nash, from Gabalfa, Cardiff, was in Newport to support his friend Marvin Heron, who was performing in the city

There has been an outpouring of tributes for Mr Nash over the weekend in Gabalfa, Cardiff

‘He was the best man I have ever met. He had my best intentions in his heart always.’ 

More than £1,000 has been donated to the family to help cover funeral costs and a number of events planned in Mr Nash’s memory.

British Transport Police say the death is not being treated as suspicious.

A spokesman said: ‘Officers were called to Cwmbran station at 5.11am on December 8 after reports that a person had been struck by a train.

‘Colleagues from the ambulance service also attended, however a 24-year-old man, from Cardiff, was sadly pronounced dead.

‘The incident is not currently being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner.’ 

Levi’s grandfather Colin has been left devastated by the loss of his grandson

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