A man who died after being hit by a train in South Derbyshire has been named by the coroner.

The inquest into the death of David Fearn is set to be opened tomorrow afternoon, Wednesday, March 3, after he died on February 11 this year.

The 58-year-old's address is listed as "Willington" and the circumstances of his death are said to be a "railway death".

At the time, people in Willington reported a large presence of emergency services in the area and the British Transport Police were called to the scene.

A spokesman told Staffordshire Live that his death was not being treated as suspicious at the time and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokeswoman for East Midlands Ambulance Service said they were called to a medical emergency and they sent a paramedic in an ambulance car, a crewed ambulance and the air ambulance to the scene of the collision.

The opening will be held by the Derby Coroner's Court and will arrange for the full inquest to be held at a later date.

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