Train Strikes, Kills Female in Fenton

Fenton Police investigating train-pedestrian crash that occurred on tracks near Silver Lake Hills Apartments.

A train struck and killed a female in Fenton Monday, police said.

Fenton Police Department Sgt. Gregory Feamster said they are currently investigating the train-pedestrian crash, but did not provide any other information, including the victim's age.

Fenton firefighters responded to the scene around 7:15 p.m.

Emergency personnel removed the victim's body from the front of the train, which stopped along Silver Lake Road near U.S. 23, around 8:30 p.m. Officials kept the body covered by tarps.

Police said the Canadian National (CN) Railway freight train 5749 struck the victim west of where the train stopped. Police were investigating the area on the tracks near Silver Lake Hills Apartments Monday night.

CN officials declined to comment.

Police blocked westbound Silver Lake road and motorists were detoured.

No other information is currently available. Feamster said Fenton Police would put out a press release Tuesday morning.

Sean Rosekrans July 10, 2012 at 01:08 PM
I hate to see anyone die but maybe now when I call the police about someone walking on the tracks they may really respond.
Erika July 10, 2012 at 02:04 PM
People walk on these tracks all of the time... I hope this shines a light to how dangerous this is.
stephanie pytlowanyj July 10, 2012 at 02:05 PM
I am assuming the train blew it's horn.
Kristie Marie July 10, 2012 at 03:44 PM
I would assume the train blew its horn too!!! The young girl was hearing impaired, not that it matters one bit. I would also assume someone would have more common courtesy to make such an insensitive comment on a public forum in which anyone can see including her family!
john sutton July 10, 2012 at 03:45 PM
Walking on railroad tracks should be against the law,tickets should be given. This is just as bad if not worse as not wearing a seatbelt. God bless this family and their time of loss.
Sean Rosekrans July 10, 2012 at 03:54 PM
It is against the law. Now if we can get a response from the police when called maybe we can prevent this in the future.
Sean Rosekrans July 10, 2012 at 03:55 PM
I feel sorry for her family but why was she walking on the tracks? Was she not taught to not do some so stupid? I have confronted a Mother walking her children on the tracks and was told to mind my own business. As a RR employee this is my business. She is a fine example of a parent steering her children into trouble.
Nadia July 10, 2012 at 04:27 PM
very sad.... Prayers go out to the young girl and her family...
john sutton July 10, 2012 at 04:39 PM
I have seen kids wave to policemen from the tracks...? Must not be a very enforced law.
Sean Rosekrans July 10, 2012 at 05:19 PM
According to Operation Rescue they are to respond to every call. it is trespassing and should be enforced. Hopefully, they will now do so.
Rick DeSonia July 10, 2012 at 05:53 PM
god bless this family in their time of loss. also pray for the train engineer and conductor who witnessed this and could do nothing. It can take a mile or more to stop a train. As a railroad employee I can tell you that it is very much against the law to trespass but the law does nothing about it.
Missy Watkins July 11, 2012 at 12:19 AM
I just want to say that this is a tragedy for sure. In situations like this we need to be mindful that, just as this is hard on the family, it is hard on those who responded to the scene as well. Just because they are police officers and rescue personnel does not make them void of feelings. So it is at this time that I would like to praise our officers and rescue personnel who have to handle these situations. Thank you Fenton Police and Fire Department!
Maria Maupin July 11, 2012 at 01:17 AM
What was the girls name and how old was she?
Angie July 11, 2012 at 01:46 AM
All I can comment is that we need to say some prayers for this family. As a mother, omg what a horrific phone call to get. Also, lets say some prayers for these men driving the train & all emergency personal who responded. I know a couple men who were responders. Let's also pray that there are already laws being brought up & passed about stricter enforcement concerning pedestrians & rr tracks. Please be the voice of reason if u ever see someone walking the tracks.
Valerie July 11, 2012 at 02:06 AM
This is all so sad. Please have some compassion for the family folks. Stop your judgement of this child's death . Peace
stephanie pytlowanyj July 11, 2012 at 02:44 AM
Excuse me but how was I to know the girl was hearing impaired??? Anything that I read failed to mention that. I only heard that she had a hearing problem AFTER my original post. Further, asking if the train blew it's horn is not unreasonable. People are human and make mistakes. I agree with you Rick; God Bless the family, and employees on the train. Must have been horrible for them as well as for the police, and fire department.
John H. July 11, 2012 at 03:16 AM
She was just being a teen on a warm day, going to hang out with a friend. She was hearing impaired. All her friends know she was an angel. And we are all devastated.
stephanie pytlowanyj July 11, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Sorry for your loss John H.
stephanie pytlowanyj July 11, 2012 at 04:27 PM
Missy Watkins, I agree. Horrible for everyone involved. I hope some type of counseling is available for the train personnel, police, and fireman.
Sean Rosekrans July 11, 2012 at 10:07 PM
Unless things have changed the crew will have thirty days off and will have to attend counseling. This really tough on some engineers I have worked with who have been involved in these kinds of incidents.
Sean Rosekrans July 11, 2012 at 10:09 PM
How about the compassion for the train crew who will have to live with this for the rest of their lives?
Allison Richardson July 12, 2012 at 10:01 AM
i went to school with her... her name is audrey siegel... im a senior & i think she was either a junior or a sophomore so she was maybe 16 or 17?? damn it still hard for reality to sink in... god bless you audrey & may you rest in peace <3 i bet her hearing is clear as crystal now & shes listening to those harps playing :D spread your wings girl & protect & look after your family... be their guardian angel... they need you <3 love you baby girl. -allison
Allison Richardson July 12, 2012 at 10:02 AM
oops.. i think i spelled her last name wrong^^ :( sorry audrey!!!
Allison Richardson July 12, 2012 at 10:03 AM
forgetting audrey, is like trying to remember someone you have never met... its impossible </3 bless you john h
summer July 13, 2012 at 05:52 AM
It is hard on everyone....nothing as hard as her family!!!! No one really knows why she was walking on the tracks...and just becuz she was dosent mean her parents didn't teach her not to.....she is a very pretty girl....I never met her but I know her family...she was very loved....so I don't see why people have to say mean stuff on here. I understand this is tough on the police and the conductor my prayers to them all ...but mostley to her and her family!!! The police its there job they no there dutys and god bless them for that....people make mistakes there should be no judgement. When I was in jr high me and a friend were walking on tracks a police officer in clio mi stopped us and talked to us took our information and called our parents....that was years ago being I'm 25. Its scarey to think about now being I have 3 little children...rip audrey and my prayers r with your family and friends.....also everyone else involved!!!!
kim July 15, 2012 at 10:25 PM
poor girl thats my nephews best friend he will b told this wekend coming up prayers to family girl was heard of hearing


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