A pregnant aspiring model was killed by a freight train after she
became stuck between two railroad tracks while posing for a photo shoot.
Fredzania Thompson, 19, died on Friday afternoon after being struck
near the intersection of Hollister and Lee Street in downtown Navasota,
The teen had been standing between two sets of tracks when a Burlington
Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) train approached and she moved out of
the way onto another track.
Thompson was not aware there was a Union Pacific train approaching in
the opposite direction and ended up stuck. The photographer was not hurt
in the accident.
Union Pacific spokesman Jeff De Graff, told the Navasota Examiner
that the train crew had alerted them with the horn as they approached
them and began the emergency stop process.
The incident occurred before 1pm and she was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Authorities stopped traffic in Navasota for five hours following the accident as they conducted an investigation.