“How,” right? It’s more complicated than you might think. It’s almost as if she couldn’t escape this. It’s some Final Destination type stuff, for real.
— Navasota, Texas
Her name was Fredzania Thompson. She was a 19-year-old aspiring model and was following her dreams. However, she carried with her another dream…family life.
According to ABC-7 News, she was engaged and also pregnant at the time of her untimely death.
On the surface, one might wonder, “How TF do you get hit by a train during a photoshoot??” Yet, it was a complicated series of events.
— Miya Shay (@miyashay) March 16, 2017
The source reports that Thompson had just spoken with her fiancé, Earl Champman, not long before the incident. She told him she was on her way to the shoot. Apparently, Thompson thought the train tracks would be a suitable backdrop for her latest photos.
If you’ve peered into the modeling world, it’s not something “unheard of” to do a shoot by a railroad. That’s seemingly normal.
However, she soon found that fate was standing nearby.
RIP Fredzania "Zanie" Thompson. The 19-year-old model was tragically killed when she was hit by a train in a photoshoot this week: pic.twitter.com/MDuBaHx5r3
— Yahoo Canada (@YahooCanada) March 16, 2017
According to ABC-7, Thompson’s mother, Akamie Stephenson, recalls what her daughter’s photographer mentioned.
“The photographer said she was moving,” she explains.
“She was actually off the tracks. But she didn’t move far enough…”
Yet, there was more to it than that, as reports ABC.
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Never Saw It Coming…
The source states that the aspiring model happened to be standing between two sets of tracks during her shoot. As the BNSF Railway train approached, sensibly, she moved out of the way. But, the real danger was waiting.
ABC-7 News reports as follows.
“Eyewitnesses told Stephenson that her daughter saw one train coming and moved out of the way. She did not realize in doing so, she moved in front of another train coming from the opposite direction.”
That’s absolutely horrible…
— Complex (@Complex) March 16, 2017
According to the report, her mother feels like Thompson’s stilettos prevented her from escaping the oncoming train.
Woman killed by train during photo shoot: Aspiring model Fredzania Thompson was struck by a… https://t.co/ItyrhOlvQA
— HAA♥BI♥ZU (@YuNg_dReY_) March 16, 2017
It’s truly a saddening situation. A mother lost her daughter…a father-to-be lost his child…a husband-to-be lost his wife…a mother-to-be lost her chance to watch her child grow into someone great.
There’s an ongoing investigation into the incident. The source mentions that authorities are examining the on-board video from the train.
Nevertheless, the family has set up a GoFundMe account to help with funeral expenses.
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