This is a piece of news which I only heard about through The Plural Of Apocalypse list of the "New of the Apocalyptic sort," which she does periodically.
Onto the news (insert old-timey clickity clack of newswires here):
Miss Deaf Texas was text messaging parents before accident
AUSTIN (AP) — Miss Deaf Texas was walking just a foot away from the train tracks on her way to her mother’s workplace when she was struck and killed by a passing Union Pacific train.
While she was walking, Tara McAvoy, 18, was text messaging on her cell phone last week to her parents, who are also hearing impaired. Police said McAvoy was likely distracted before she was hit by the snowplow on the front of a 65-car Union Pacific train. She died at the scene.
“As the train approached, they sounded the horn and got no response,”
A railroad spokesman said that the accident underscores the danger of walking anywhere near railroad tracks.
“It’s not safe to be there,” said Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis.
McAvoy graduated from the
News from: CantonRep.com