Miss Deaf Texas Struck, Killed By Train

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  1. ajc2804

    ajc2804 New Member

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    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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  3. blueclouds

    blueclouds Former member

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    Ok.... :waitasec: she would have definitely felt the vibrations. Something very weird about this. Terribly sad either way if accident or suicide.
     
  4. MagicRose99

    MagicRose99 Watch out for my thorns!

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

     
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    Very sad.
     
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    montana_16 Active Member

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    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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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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    PaperDoll When I'm Silent, I make the most sense

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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???
     
  12. MistyM

    MistyM Active Member

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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 ...
     
  14. michelle

    michelle Joy comes in the Morning

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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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    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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