Emotional tributes paid to a 21-year-old Doncaster man who had a baby on the way who died after being hit by a train

The brother of a 21-year-old who died after being hit by a train in Rossington says that he was a happy young man who was always smiling.

Monday, 18th October 2021, 11:55 pm

Kieran Rylance – who was due to become a father – from Rossington died on Saturday evening.

His brother Jimmy James described the young man as family orientated, kind and happy.

Jimmy said: “He would do anything for anyone.

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Kieran was just 21 years old.

“He always had my back and would always help others.”

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Jimmy said that over 150 people attended a candlelit vigil on Sunday for his brother at the site of his death. People left cards, crosses, hearts and flowers.

“Thank you to everyone who came,” he said.

Over 150 people went to the candle lit tribute.

“We can’t thank people enough for what they have done.

“People stayed there all night and re-lit candles every time a train went past and blew them out.

“They were still burning this morning.”

People left cards, flowers and balloons.

Jimmy said it was a shock for him and his family to lose Kieran, who he said had struggled since their mother’s death two years ago

“It’s such a young age for him to have gone,” he said.

“He had a baby girl on the way and none of us knew this is how he was feeling.

“Kieran was happy go lucky and always had a spring in his step.

“Our mum passed away from cancer in 2019 and he struggled with that but none of us knew this would happen.”

A song has been written by Jack Tracey, a local musician, called Kieran and can be found on Soundcloud.

The family are fundraising for Kieran’s funeral and have set up a page on GoFundMe – donate here.

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