An aspiring model has died after being struck by a train while posing for a photo shoot on the tracks.
Fredzania Thompson was killed when she stepped out of the way of one train and into the path of another at around 12:45 p.m on Friday afternoon.
Fredzania’s fiancee, Darnell Chatman, told the Dallas Morning News that the 19-year-old had just found out she was pregnant.
Thompson, known as ‘Zanie’, and her photographer were standing between two train tracks in Navasota, Texas, roughly 60 miles northwest of Houston, when two trains approached from opposite directions.
As Zanie stepped out of the path of a BNSF train, she moved into the way of a Union Pacific train, the Navasota Examiner reports. She was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead. The photographer was not injured.
Her mother, Hakamie Stevenson, told The Eagle newspaper, that her daughter was enrolled at Blinn College in Bryan, Texas but was putting her education on hold to focus on modelling.
“She was more interested in modeling. That’s definitely what she wanted to do. It’s what she had started to do the day she was deceased,” she said.
Zanie is survived by her four sisters and four brothers, according to her obituary.
A GoFundMe page has since been set up to cover funeral expenses.
Our thoughts go out to Zanie’s friends and family.