Teen Dies After Being Hit By Train Near Sand Springs

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An investigation is underway after a train hit a pedestrian near Highway 51 and 161st West Avenue.
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SandspringsMom

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#74
Aug 23, 2009
 
We were there right after this happened, I have tried to follow this story like many others. It really touched my heart. I have two daughters, and both are sensitive people. Especially when they were in thier teens. This is every parents/ families/ friends/ nightmare, and I pray for God to Come and Comfort them in thier time of Great Pain, and sorrow. Also Directly to the family and friends, and to the coductor and workers of the train I know that there is nothing truley that can be said or done at this time, but please know that our surrounding cities, and the people that live in them have seen this story, and we wrap you in our love and prayers.\God Bless!!
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Tulsa, OK

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#75
Aug 23, 2009
 
Tega wrote:
This was a friend of my daughter. According to her, there is a reason she didn't move and that is heartbreaking. I guess there has been trouble in her life for quite some time. This is such a sad thing. I wish peace and comfort for the family and friends. My daughter is so upset, and just doesn't understand.
Can you tell us what reason your daughter knew? Do you know if she was coming back to Sand Springs to live with her grandmother, and Was she the Same Teen Girl that Jumped off the Arkansas River Bridge back in the late winter time or early Spring? It was the same description, and age range, and living with her grandmother in Sand Springs.. Very simular? Could this be the Same girl? I am just wondering if she hadnt been Crying out for help for a long time, or if this was just a isolated incident .. My children too are devastated by this and are trying to understand.. It just seems there are so many unanswered Questions.. Does anyone know so we can put our minds towards the family instead of the reason for the tragedy? Trying to Understand..
just letting you know

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#76
Aug 23, 2009
 
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Your family is in my thoughts and prayers! Can you tell me what her middle name is or her mother's name? Thx.
Her middle name is keely. they are having her funeral/ memorial at floral haven on the 25th, it is in the Tulsa world.
Evan

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#77
Aug 25, 2009
 
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Have you lost someone to suicide? If not, shut your mouth!! I lost my father not even two months ago... you have no clue what you just say and how flammatory that statement was. My thoughts and prayers go to the family... suicide or not. Death is always hard to deal with but with the age of this CHILD... I can't imagine.
Yes I have, so I am well informed to speak on this issue, and I couldn't care less if it is a "flammatory" statement by anyone's standards. What I said is the truth, and if someone can't deal with that, that's their problem, not mine.
Get a grip folks

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Aug 26, 2009
 

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Yes I have, so I am well informed to speak on this issue, and I couldn't care less if it is a "flammatory" statement by anyone's standards. What I said is the truth, and if someone can't deal with that, that's their problem, not mine.
Wow, good to know you didn't lose your sensitivity in your loss. That speaks volumes.
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#79
Aug 26, 2009
 
I haven't read this entire thread, but I am a family member of Samantha's.
To answer some people's questions, Samantha had a very difficult life and went through foster homes for years.
As she got older, things got worse for her. Very recently, she found out (or thought) that she was pregnant and wanted to tell her family about it. They didn't want to hear anything she said.
It is to my understanding that the accident occurred shortly after they told her that.

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#80
Aug 27, 2009
 
Family Member wrote:
I haven't read this entire thread, but I am a family member of Samantha's.
To answer some people's questions, Samantha had a very difficult life and went through foster homes for years.
As she got older, things got worse for her. Very recently, she found out (or thought) that she was pregnant and wanted to tell her family about it. They didn't want to hear anything she said.
It is to my understanding that the accident occurred shortly after they told her that.
This is just very sad to hear. So many of our children are reaching out for help, and as adults we are failing them. Very sad indeed.
Evan

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#81
Aug 27, 2009
 
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Wow, good to know you didn't lose your sensitivity in your loss. That speaks volumes.
Chief, if you had read my very first post on this subject, I expressed my sympathy to the family. The fact that you respond to someone without reading any previous posts from them on the subject speaks volumes.
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#82
Aug 27, 2009
 
Family Member wrote:
I haven't read this entire thread, but I am a family member of Samantha's.
To answer some people's questions, Samantha had a very difficult life and went through foster homes for years.
As she got older, things got worse for her. Very recently, she found out (or thought) that she was pregnant and wanted to tell her family about it. They didn't want to hear anything she said.
It is to my understanding that the accident occurred shortly after they told her that.
If any of this is true, then this is what I am talking about. When children make mistakes in their lives, families should work with them to resolve problems, not turn their backs on them. If this is true, this girl felt like she had nowhere left to go, which is really very sad.
Get a grip folks

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#83
Aug 28, 2009
 
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Chief, if you had read my very first post on this subject, I expressed my sympathy to the family. The fact that you respond to someone without reading any previous posts from them on the subject speaks volumes.
I read your other posts. Still doesn't take away your loss of sensitivity.
Trisha Pace

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#84
Sep 1, 2009
 
Family Member wrote:
I haven't read this entire thread, but I am a family member of Samantha's.
To answer some people's questions, Samantha had a very difficult life and went through foster homes for years.
As she got older, things got worse for her. Very recently, she found out (or thought) that she was pregnant and wanted to tell her family about it. They didn't want to hear anything she said.
It is to my understanding that the accident occurred shortly after they told her that.
I also am a family member of samantha's. a very close family member and if you knew the details then u would know that it is not true. She only told one person that she was pregnant and that person was very supportive.
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#85
Sep 12, 2009
 
I to, as many others had the breif opportunity to know her, all though her name was Samantha, i (we) called her "manta" strawberry manta cuz she loved strawberry fanta and manta was short for samantha. I had such compassion for her, my heart hurt just knowing all she had gone through this last year. At the time I met her, she was the the "new girlfriend" so yes, it was weird at first, but left as quickly as it came. At times, i would catch myself while in my closet of clothes that no longer fit wondering if any of this would fit manta? I do know she felf that no one cared about her, INCLUDING HER SO CALLED PARENTS!!!! After her grandmother died whom she lived with, WHERE THE HELL WERE THE BOTH OF U? AND WHY IN THE HELL WERE U NOT THERE FOR HER!!!!!! SHE WAS 15, NOT IN SCHOOL, IN&OUT OF DHS CUSTODY AND HOMELESS!! NOW SHE'S DEAD AT 16!!! THE TWO OF U SHOULD HAVE THE SHIT LITERALLY KICKED OUTA U FOR BEING SUCH SORRY PARENTS TO A YOUNG GIRL WHO FELT THIS WAS HER ONLY WAY OUT.
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#86
Sep 12, 2009
 
My heart goes out to the family and friends of this young lady. So So sorry for your lost.
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#87
Oct 16, 2009
 
ok i was her best friend since she was 8 years old and nobody knew her like me i was her sister. nobody gave her the support she needed. after grandma died she went down hill and nobody but me and her foster mom helped her. they took her away from me and i blame her whole family.
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#88
Oct 16, 2009
 
Oh my, how sad, frustrated, and heart broken I have felt reading these postings. I am with heavy heart thinking of how this poor beautiful young woman has come to the conclusion that death was the only answer.

Prayers to all of the family members and friends who are mourning for this beautiful young life.

Such sadness.

I have to ask though, why did none of these people that knew her, and know that this was suicide, why did they not reach out and help her?? Why did someone not reach out, and show her some light at the end of her tunnel? It just baffles me.

I have to say, with great shame, I attempted suicide twice in my life, and today, I thank God, and my family and friends that I am still alive! My family and friends were the ones that saved me. My friends would call me day in day out, whether I answered the phone or not, just to say they loved me, and that they were thinking about me. I was in deep depression, and I never responded to the calls, but they just kept calling. They just kept showing their love, and support. Suicide is a selfish act. It leaves behind many unanswered questions. And, many hurt loved ones. I just wish someone would have been to this girl what my friends were to me. They literally saved my life!

If you know someone who's down, and in depression, just be sure to make sure they know you love and care about them. Daily, make contact, even if they ignore you, still make that call, send a card in the mail. Do something! Even if you just leave a message, saying, "I know I'm being a pain in the rear, but, just wanted you to know I love you, and I'm here for you." Sometimes, that's all it takes for someone to open up, and share their fears and sadness. If that's not working, talk to authorities, tell them you're in fear your friend will do something to harm themselves, they WILL react.

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Oct 21, 2009
 

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After reading all the posts, I am going to ruffle a few feathers. She obviously thought she would be better off on the other side. She obviously thought life here, just was not worth living. Everyone claims to have been her friend and no one did a thing. Some things, people just do not want to talk about.
Yea, I know I am a jerk sometimes. Been there and done that. Drank the cool-aid and bought the t-shirt. Had an old Master Sergent save my ass more than a few times. Sometimes opening your mouth is the worst thing to do, Sometimes just being there is enough.

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#90
Oct 21, 2009
 
dlshaw wrote:
I to, as many others had the breif opportunity to know her, all though her name was Samantha, i (we) called her "manta" strawberry manta cuz she loved strawberry fanta and manta was short for samantha. I had such compassion for her, my heart hurt just knowing all she had gone through this last year. At the time I met her, she was the the "new girlfriend" so yes, it was weird at first, but left as quickly as it came. At times, i would catch myself while in my closet of clothes that no longer fit wondering if any of this would fit manta? I do know she felf that no one cared about her, INCLUDING HER SO CALLED PARENTS!!!! After her grandmother died whom she lived with, WHERE THE **** WERE THE BOTH OF U? AND WHY IN THE **** WERE U NOT THERE FOR HER!!!!!! SHE WAS 15, NOT IN SCHOOL, IN&OUT OF DHS CUSTODY AND HOMELESS!! NOW SHE'S DEAD AT 16!!! THE TWO OF U SHOULD HAVE THE **** LITERALLY KICKED OUTA U FOR BEING SUCH SORRY PARENTS TO A YOUNG GIRL WHO FELT THIS WAS HER ONLY WAY OUT.
Wow, that poor baby. I would have taken her in. This is why more people should step up and be foster parents!
If she was in DHS custody at some point, she should of had a case worker. Where was that case worker when this girl was homeless and out of school?
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Dec 9, 2009
 
It has been 4 long months since Samantha has been gone and everyone who loved is feeling the guilt/pain of losing such a beautiful young lady. I for one did not know she was thinking of harming herself, and keep praying that it was an accident.She was excited that she was going to get her own apartment next spring with the help of DHS when she turned 17.My son loved her and so did I.We love you Sam and think about you every day.You will live in our hearts as long as we are alive.

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Dec 9, 2009
 
stopthemadness wrote:
It has been 4 long months since Samantha has been gone and everyone who loved is feeling the guilt/pain of losing such a beautiful young lady. I for one did not know she was thinking of harming herself, and keep praying that it was an accident.She was excited that she was going to get her own apartment next spring with the help of DHS when she turned 17.My son loved her and so did I.We love you Sam and think about you every day.You will live in our hearts as long as we are alive.
God bless you. I hope that you can find some peace and comfort during the holidays and for the many days to come.
dionna

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#93
Apr 28, 2010
 
well sam was a blessing to our family we took her in when she was 14 and she had some very hard times with her biologically parents so they had no rights to her what so ever.. samantha came very close to me and all my family we took her in as she was our own.. my little boy who is 5 now is totally devastated about all of this that was his bigg sissy and always will be.. i miss her so much and cry about her everyday she was my world and i wish i could take her place right now.. i love you sissy and save a place up there for me!! love you always see ya soon sammy-kay-bear... xoxoxox love your one and only momma

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