Woman Struck and Killed by Train in Augusta County

The Augusta County Sheriff's Office confirms the 19-year-old woman was fishing off a trestle with a young man when the Norfolk Southern train came through. Read more
Cvillian

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Jun 15, 2013
What a horrible thing to happen. I can't even imagine how terrified she was running from that train. God rest her soul.
Just Me

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Jun 15, 2013
Some people on here are just nuts..!! Have some common since. These were kids..!! Kids do things without thinking of the consequences. My heart goes out to the families of the young girl and the friend that was with her.. I am sure he is full of guilt himself.:(
ask

Rocky Mount, VA

#5 Jun 15, 2013
Praying for all of those involved in this tragedy. It is an awful thing. My heart goes out to all involved.
Helen Hevener

Staunton, VA

#8 Jun 16, 2013
Just Me wrote:
Some people on here are just nuts..!! Have some common since. These were kids..!! Kids do things without thinking of the consequences. My heart goes out to the families of the young girl and the friend that was with her.. I am sure he is full of guilt himself.:(
Come on 19 is hardly a "kid"- some women are in college by the time they are 19- some women are married at 19- to me 19 is a full grown adult!!!
Burro Crane

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Jun 16, 2013
They both knew what they doing. They both knew trains run on that line day and night. They made a discussion to fish from the railroad bridge. Whether itís speeding, not wearing a seat belt, doing drugs or running with scissors they both knew what could happen. I guarantee you, they thought they would hear the train coming and get off the bridge before it arrived.
central va citizen

United States

#19 Jun 16, 2013
Helen Hevener wrote:
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Come on 19 is hardly a "kid"- some women are in college by the time they are 19- some women are married at 19- to me 19 is a full grown adult!!!
you sound so mature
Disillusioned

Charlottesville, VA

#20 Jun 17, 2013
This is a terrible tragedy. I'm so sorry for the family and friends of this girl.

It seems like there have been a "rash" of deaths on train tracks in the past year. Perhaps the news media needs to remind the public that train tracks (and several feet on either side) are private property -- owned by the railroad and it is trespassing to be on or near them. It may not stop people from getting on them, but something needs to be said. Think how the engineer of the train feels now -- he'll be haunted by this incident. Just my opinion.
glenndps

Alexandria, VA

#21 Jun 17, 2013
Please pray for the family.
wally painter

Lynchburg, VA

#22 Jun 17, 2013
my grandfather was killed in the same place in may of 1981
wally painter

Lynchburg, VA

#23 Jun 17, 2013
my grandfather was killed in the same place on the same tracks in 1981..............my heart and prayers go out to the family of the young women.......
TrainKeptARollin

Scottsville, VA

#24 Jun 17, 2013
What a heroic young man! Take a girl fishing and bail out when the train starts coming. Fishing on the railroad trestle adds new excitement when the fish aren't biting.

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