Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Tragedy: Pregnant Texas Teen Killed By Train During Modeling Photo Shoot

(photo via: Facebook)

TRAGEDY: Fredzania "Zanie" Thompson, 19, an aspiring Texas model, has died after being hit by an oncoming freight train while posing during a photo shoot 

A Texas teenager was struck by a train and killed Friday (March 10) at a railway crossing while posing for photographs meant to launch her modeling career, according to the Daily Mail.

Fredzania "Zanie" and her photographer were standing between two train tracks in Navasota, roughly 60 miles northwest of Houston, around 12:45 p.m. when two trains approached from opposite directions. 


Zanie 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. 

Zanie's photo she took on the tracks
before she was struck by an oncoming train
(photo via: Facebook)

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 incident occurred before 1 p.m. and she was pronounced dead at a local hospital.


Zanie, who would have turned 20 on Monday, was a 2015 graduate of Navasota High School where she had scholarships for being a star volleyball player.

The teenager was also engaged to her 25-year-old boyfriend, Darnell Chatman, who said the two just recently found out they were expecting a child together. Zanie was reportedly four weeks pregnant at the time of the tragedy. 

Condolences go out to Zanie's family and loved ones. 

[Source: Daily Mail]

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