Wynnewood woman killed in train accident

Wynnewood woman killed in train accident

There are 8 comments on the Pauls Valley Daily Democrat story from Nov 2, 2007, titled Wynnewood woman killed in train accident. In it, Pauls Valley Daily Democrat reports that:

A Wynnewood woman was killed late Wednesday night when she was struck by a north bound freight train near Wynnewood. via Pauls Valley Daily Democrat

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AMTK Hogger

Taylorsville, UT

#1 Nov 2, 2007
And now the conductor and engineer have to live with the incident the rest of their lives. How selfish can some people be?
Toni Stanley Choyce

Memphis, TN

#2 Nov 3, 2007
Trains have air brakes. The conductor and engineer could not stop in time.
I'm trying to understand, why was she on the train track?
If anyone reads this e-mail from the old church Apostle Ministry please email me back. This is Toni. I live in Memphis, TN. This is my e-mail address [email protected] I have been trying to get in contact anyone in the church who knew Tonya well.
I will not be able to attend the funeral. I wish the family well. I know that God will be with you during this difficult time. I love you all.
Signed Toni, Brandon, & Joshua
Angela

United States

#3 Nov 7, 2007
Toni Stanley Choyce wrote:
Trains have air brakes. The conductor and engineer could not stop in time.
I'm trying to understand, why was she on the train track?
If anyone reads this e-mail from the old church Apostle Ministry please email me back. This is Toni. I live in Memphis, TN. This is my e-mail address [email protected] I have been trying to get in contact anyone in the church who knew Tonya well.
I will not be able to attend the funeral. I wish the family well. I know that God will be with you during this difficult time. I love you all.
Signed Toni, Brandon, & Joshua
They think that she was not taking her medication and she suffered from some knid of mental illness. It was ruled as a suicide.
Trish RRWife

Poulsbo, WA

#4 Dec 11, 2007
Toni, seriously are you kidding. Do you have any idea how much those trains weigh and how long they are it takes many miles for trains to stop. The Conductor nor the Engineer are to blame for people or animals being hit on the track.... People need to be better educated before getting too close to a railroad track. My heart goes out to the family who lost a love one.....But please their is a reason thet are called accidents!!! Maybe noone is to blame maybe it was just that an ACCIDENT.

Since: May 07

washington

#5 Dec 11, 2007
Trish RRWife wrote:
Toni, seriously are you kidding. Do you have any idea how much those trains weigh and how long they are it takes many miles for trains to stop. The Conductor nor the Engineer are to blame for people or animals being hit on the track.... People need to be better educated before getting too close to a railroad track. My heart goes out to the family who lost a love one.....But please their is a reason thet are called accidents!!! Maybe noone is to blame maybe it was just that an ACCIDENT.
thanks for understanding the job we do, but most of the public thinks we are uncaring souls and are so onesided on things.

we grieve to for the loss of those involved in accidents, and it effects us too. but the media and society doesn't think about that, only those of the victims.

yes they are accidents, and when you have steel on steel at the tonnage we haul. Most people can't do simple math.

15000 tons, 7000 ft and 45 mph, a train will take over 1 1/4 mile to stop if it doesn't derail and cars go all over the ground. and when it does stop the crew or a crew member will walk back and see the aftermath of hitting someone, so that is traumatizing to us too. no one wants to be the one to find a death on the rails. we are human too.

our condolences to the family of those that have passed..

kick 'em
why

Omaha, NE

#6 Nov 17, 2008
Dear RR people. How many unmarked, unsafe intersections are there in the US. Why when you come up on an intersection on highways you find warning lights to let you know the light is going to change. Because of danger. I have an idea, put up warning lights to let you know a huge train that can't stop is coming. You people,,,fix the problem..wheather change happens and the roads get slick and people can't stop either.
Not all accidents are a suicide.
Good Girl Gone To Soon

United States

#7 Mar 19, 2010
This was an accident no matter where it happened, it was her time to go, so there is no need to discuss suicide in this case. The Wynnewood Police Department did not do there job and they are to blame if anyone. The site is not marked where she was crossing and thats why they put suicide in order to save there selves from disaster.
CSX Engineer

United States

#8 Mar 20, 2010
why wrote:
Dear RR people. How many unmarked, unsafe intersections are there in the US. Why when you come up on an intersection on highways you find warning lights to let you know the light is going to change. Because of danger. I have an idea, put up warning lights to let you know a huge train that can't stop is coming. You people,,,fix the problem..wheather change happens and the roads get slick and people can't stop either.
Not all accidents are a suicide.
First of all, it is not the railroad that installs crossing warnings. The State DOT will do a study and then if required, will recommend installation of warning devices. The devices are purchased and installed at government expense then turned over to the railroad to maintain. These warnings will not stop people bent on committing suicide or doing stupid acts. Yesterday afternoon, I came within a coat of paint of hitting a mini van filled with kids driven by a woman talking on a cell phone. The lights were flashing and she drove on through without stopping or looking. If there had not been a temporary speed restriction for the train at that point, the outcome would have been much different. I feel badly whenever there is loss of life but a bit more awareness and common sense would eliminate 95% of the incidents we read about. Stop blaming everyone else and take a bit of personal responsibility.

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