Pregnant teenage model killed by a train during railway photoshoot in Texas

Barney Henderson

An aspiring model has died after being hit by a train in Texas on what was her first photoshoot.

The family shared a photograph of the 19-year-old pregnant woman moments before the incident.

Authorities said Thompson was standing between two sets of tracks on Friday in Navasota when a BNSF Railway train approached.

She moved out of the way of the train but was apparently unaware that a Union Pacific train was coming in the opposite direction on the other tracks and was struck.

Pregnant model Fredzania Thompson died after being hit by a train during a photo shoot

Hakamie Stevenson told The Eagle newspaper that her daughter, Fredzania Thompson, attended Blinn College in Bryan, Texas, but wanted to put her education on hold to begin modeling.

"That's definitely what she wanted to do," Ms Stevenson said. "It's what she had started to do the day she was deceased."

Pregnant model Fredzania Thompson died after being hit by a train during a photo shoot

The person who was taking photos of Thompson was not hurt.

"We do not speculate any foul play at this time," Justin Leeth, the police chief of Navasota Police Department told CNN.

Thompson's fiance, Darnell Chatman, told The Eagle she had told him two weeks ago that she was pregnant.

She was a role-model to her five younger brothers and sisters, her mother said.

"She was very helpful to her siblings," Ms Stevenson said. "She was very outgoing, and made sure that everything was taken care of with them. She was a leader."

The family has created a GoFundMe page to raise money for Thompson ’s funeral arrangements.

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