19-year-old model killed during photo shoot by a train after getting stuck on tracks (photos)
A 19-year-old model has been killed by a freight train after she became stuck between two railroad tracks during a photo shoot.
The lady, Fredzania Thompson, was pregnant at the time of the fatal accident which occurred on Friday, March 10, near the intersection of Hollister and Lee street in downtown Navasota, Santa Fe.
According to the police, Thompson was standing between two set of tracks when a Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) train approached and she moved out of the way onto another track.
She was not aware there was a Union Pacific train approaching in the opposite direction and ended up being stuck. Thompson was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Union Pacific spokesman, Jeff De Graff, expressed that the train crew alerted the photo shoot team with the horn as they approached and began the emergency stop process.
Authorities stopped traffic in Navasota for five hours following the accident as they conducted an investigation.