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    Miss Deaf Texas Struck, Killed By Train

    The reigning Miss Deaf Texas died Monday afternoon after being struck by a train in Austin.



    Authorities said 18-year-old Tara Rose McAvoy was walking near railroad tracks when she was struck by a Union Pacific train. A witness told Austin television station KTBC the train sounded its horn right up until the collision occurred.

    http://www.wjactv.com/mostpopular/7978452/detail.html

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    Ok.... she would have definitely felt the vibrations. Something very weird about this. Terribly sad either way if accident or suicide.

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    I thought the same thing when I read this article...

    Quote Originally Posted by blueclouds
    Ok.... she would have definitely felt the vibrations. Something very weird about this. Terribly sad either way if accident or suicide.

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    Picture

    I found a picture of her here.

    http://www.deaftexas.org/miss_deaf_texas.htm

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    Very sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajc2804
    I found a picture of her here.

    http://www.deaftexas.org/miss_deaf_texas.htm
    Beautiful girl.

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    I'll admit I'm not too bright, but what was a deaf person doing walking on railroad tracks??? Did she need to be there? Wouldn't she have to go out of her way to be there?

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    She had a myspace profile..

    http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm...endID=54643387

    and from that Texas Website..they've already announced the runner up as the new Miss Deaf Texas.

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    http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/03/15/mis...xas/index.html

    She was text messaging when she was hit.

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    A very pretty young lady ... I don't understand .. she must have known she was walking on or next to the tracks???


    This post is my opinion only, and is subject to making me look totally confused


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    i think she was walking no more than a foot away from the tracks, and a snow plow, which was mounted to the front of the train, had a blade that extended 16 inches from either side of the train, so that's probably what got her.

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    She had to have felt it .


    I mean before .. the vibrations ...
    doesnt sit with me ...

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    This is so tragic, I mean you can feel a train coming. I remember as a kid we had tracks down the street from out house and we could feel it.

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    Unhappy

    She probably did hear the vibrations, but she wasn't on the tracks. They said something on the train hit her, it extended 16 inches on both sides.

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    Gee, you'd think they'd have waited a bit, for a period of mouring or something before announcing the runner up as the new Miss Deaf Texas. That's pretty insensitive, imho.



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