Young woman killed by train during photo shoot

NAVASOTA, Texas – Fredzania Thompson, a mother-to-be and an aspiring model, was tragically killed during a photo shoot on train tracks. Read the complete article here.

According to John Risch, SMART TD national legislative director, there is a dangerous and growing trend of photographers using railroad tracks as the setting for photo shoots, especially graduation and modeling shoots, and these shoots can be catastrophic.

If you’re made aware of photo shoots occurring on a railroad’s tracks – either by receiving a graduation card in the mail, or by seeing photos like this somewhere, report the photo to a rail management office and ask them contact the photographer.