A 22-year-old woman died after a vintage tractor overturned at an upmarket seaside holiday park, an inquest heard.

Secretary Chloe Louise Farrell, of Honeysuckle Lane, Colwyn Bay, died last May at Warren holiday park, Abersoch.

The Caernarfon inquest heard the former Rydal Penrhos and Howells School Denbigh pupil and boyfriend Andrew Huddlestone earlier used the tractor to tow a jet ski and after returning ashore Miss Farrell had driven the tractor back to their chalet.

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.

“She would probably have wanted to select reverse gear. But it would appear that the tractor was put into second gear. This is logically what probably happened so instead of going backward the tractor went forward,” the coroner said.

The tractor - almost half a century old and without a cab or anti-roll bar - also had a hand throttle and foot throttle.

Mr Pritchard Jones said he believed that former Howells School at Denbigh pupil Miss Farrell expected the tractor to stop or slow but it carried on into the hull of a rib and turned over, crushing her.

He recorded a conclusion of an accident.

Mr Huddlestone said he believed the tractor jolted forward and he heard Miss Farrell shouting “in a panic.”

Paramedics, a helicopter, fire service and police arrived.

In a statement Mr Huddlestone said: “I can only think Chloe may have been in the wrong gear.

“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.We had a wonderful relationship and spent a lot of time at the Warren.

“I am devastated by what has happened. My life will not be the same without Chloe and I miss her every day.”