Roxy Phillips: teen, 15, dies after ‘tragic’ accident on rail tracks in Weymouth

Roxy Philiips was a “strong-willed young woman” and an “animal lover”.

A family has warned about the dangers of railway lines after a teenage girl was found dead near tracks in Dorset.

Officers were called to train lines in Weymouth at 2.25am on Thursday (23 March), where they found 15-year-old Roxy Phillips unresponsive. Despite treatment from paramedics, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

In a statement shared by the British Transport Police, Roxy’s family said: “We would like to raise awareness of the dangers of the railway tracks, unknown to most that the third rail is live 24 hours a day all year round. This was a tragic accident that we as a family will never be able to overcome.”

Roxy Phillips. Picture: BTP/ Family handoutRoxy Phillips. Picture: BTP/ Family handout
Roxy Phillips. Picture: BTP/ Family handout

Relatives described their devastation at the death of the teenage girl, who was a “strong-willed young woman” and an “animal lover”. The statement said: “As a family, we are devastated for the loss of our daughter, sister, niece, granddaughter and cousin, Roxy Phillips.

“Roxy was a strong-willed young woman, an animal lover who loved horses, especially her own horse Bradley. Roxy was loved and adored by her friends, we as a family have felt this love through the tributes and kind messages we have received.”

They added: “We will always love and miss you, our beautiful Roxy.” British Transport Police said inquiries into the incident are ongoing.