A man has told of his deeps pains and anguish after watching his own girlfriend get crushed under a vintage tractor before his very eyes.
A heartbroken man who saw his girlfriend crushed to death by a vintage tractor has told her inquest “I miss her every day”.
Chloe Farrell had been driving the tractor after her and boyfriend Andrew Huddlestone had used it to tow a jet ski from the water at a North Wales holiday park.
It is believed the tractor hit a rib and turned over after Chloe put it into second gear rather than reverse, an inquest into her death heard.
In a statement Andrew said: “We had a wonderful relationship and spent a lot of time at the Warren [holiday park].
Andrew believes the tractor jolted forward after it was placed in second gear and said he heard Miss Farrell shouting “in a panic”.
He added: “I am devastated by what has happened. My life will not be the same without Chloe and I miss her every day.”
The inquest heard that the tractor was almost half-a-century old and had no cab or roll bar to protect the driver.
North West Wales senior coroner Dewi Pritchard Jones said : “It appears Chloe Farrell decided to turn it around so it could be parked in the way it was normally parked.
“This turning manoeuvre went wrong and caused her death.”
Mr Pritchard Jones said he believed Miss Farrell expected the tractor to stop or slow but it carried on into the hull of a rib and turned over with the steering wheel crushing her chest.
A family tribute issued at the time of Chloe’s death read: “She was fun, outgoing and had a great sense of humour.
“She lived life to the full and loved spending time with her many friends.”
Mr Pritchard Jones recorded a verdict of accidental death.