An aspiring model has died after she was hit by a train while posing for modelling pictures.
Fredzania Thompson was standing on some railway tracks in Texas in order to get the perfect shot, which she intended to use as part of her portfolio. Apparently she had put her studying on hold in order to chase the dream of becoming a model. And to make the whole thing even more tragic, she was pregnant as well.
Police reports state that Thompson was stood between two sets of train tracks when a BNSF Railway train approached. She tried to move out of the way but was unaware that a Union Pacific train was coming in the opposite direction. Despite the Union Pacific train honking the horn and applying the emergency breaks, it was not quick enough and Thompson was struck. Navasota Assistant City Manager Shawn Myatt said:
Basically, you have two railroad tracks there, one is Burlington Northern to the west and one is Union Pacific to the east, and she was in between the two tracks.
Burlington Northern had a train on their track coming and she turned back to the east to walk across the Union Pacific track and walked right in front of the Union Pacific train that was heading south.
The person who was taking photos of Thompson was not hurt. The GoFundMe page that has been set up for her funeral says:
We are asking for support from our local community and surrounding areas to help raise money for the funeral of Fredzania Thompson. Anyone that knows her would say she always had that beautiful smile at every sight of her.
She was one of the most beautiful caring people you could ever meet. If you ever needed someone to talk to she was always there. She was a truly good person.
Fredzania attended Navasota high school. She was in love with every aspect of the sport of Volleyball and Make-Up. She was engaged to Earl Chatman and had just found out weeks before her tragic death that they were expecting a child to be born.
Words can not explain how the city of navasota is feeling at this very moment or her fiancé and family but we are asking for support and your generosity to help put this Beautiful young lady to rest.
R. I. P. Fredzania “Zanie” Thompson You Will Forever Be Missed!!!
So sad. RIP to Thompson and thoughts go out to her friends and family.
Let this be a warning to people who take risky selfies. No picture is worth putting your life at risk – just don’t do it.