A Texas teenager's life was ended when she was hit by a train while taking photos that were going to start her modeling portfolio. Fredzania Thompson, 19, died on March 10 in Navasota, Texas, when she stepped out of the way of one train only to inadvertently step into the path of another at around 12:45 p.m. The town is around 70 miles northwest of Houston. The Associated Press reports that Thompson was hit by a Union Pacific train while getting out of the way of BNSF train. Her photographer was unharmed during the incident.
Thompson mother, Hakamie Stevenson, told The Eagle newspaper, that her daughter was enrolled at Blinn College in Bryan, Texas. Stevenson said that her daughter was planning to put her education on hold in order to pursue modeling full-time. Her mother added, "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."
The Eagle also reported that Thompson had been working with a local photographer and was starting to put together a portfolio. That report also mentions Thompson had turned down some modeling offers in recent times.
Thompson maintained a modeling and acting profile at Explore Talent. According to her Facebook page, Thompson was studying Kinesiology, the study of body movements, at Blinn. She was a 2015 graduate of Navasota High School. Thompson regularly updated her Facebook page with religious and inspirational messages. She is survived by her four sisters and four brothers, according to her obituary.
Here are the photos that help to celebrate the life of Fredzania Thompson, a life that was ended far too soon: