Monday, November 19, 2012
Friends remember Fenton teenager Audrey Seigle as always having a smile on her face.
Four months have passed since a train struck and killed Fenton teenager Audrey Seigle in July and her friends continue to miss her "bubbly, cheerful and electrifying" personality. Claire Lang, 15, met Seigle in middle school at Charyl Stockwell Academy in Howell and formed a connection with her. The train incident devastated her. "I miss her unbelievably," Lang said. "She was unique and always happy. She lit up everyone's world." Constance Hargenrader, 17, met Seigle in fourth grade and had been friends with her ever since. She said losing her friend was "like losing a sister." "I always admired her because she never cared what people thought about her, and she was always happy about everything. She never let anything ruin her happy days…
Friday, July 13, 2012
Friends place dflowers in the area of train crash that killed Fenton teenager Audrey Seigle Monday.
The train collision that killed a Fenton teenager appears to be a tragic accident, police said. “There is nothing that has led us to believe otherwise,” said Fenton Police Lt. Jason Slater. Fenton Police met with Canadian National Railway (CN) officials Thursday to review train surveillance. Slater said Audrey Seigle, 17 of Fenton, walked westbound on the tracks with her head down as the Canadian National Railway train approached from the east just west of the US 23 overpass Monday around 7 p.m. John Hargenrader said his daughters were friends with Seigle and said she was hearing impaired. Police have declined to confirm if she had hearing problems. Hargenrader and his 17-year-old daughter placed flowers where the train stopped near the US…
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Audrey Seigle, 17, of Fenton, died Monday after being struck by a train west of the U.S. 23 overpass.
Police have identified the teenager that was struck and killed by a train in Fenton Monday evening. Fenton Police Lt. Jason Slater said Audrey Seigle, 17, of Fenton died after being hit by a train around 7 p.m. Monday on the train tracks west of the U.S. 23 overpass. Slater said the investigation of the incident is ongoing. “There are a lot of unanswered questions,” Slater said. He added that Fenton Police were meeting with Canadian National Railway (CN) officials Thursday to try and determine which way Seigle was walking and when and if she noticed the eastbound train, which was traveling from Gaines to Holly. CN officials are also trying to determine the speed of the train and how the brakes were applied in the incident, he said. Slater …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Neighbor says people use tracks as a shortcut.
Walking the railroad tracks is common where a teenager was struck and killed by a train Monday night, neighbors say. Police said a female teenager was walking on the tracks when an eastbound train struck and killed her. The incident happened around 7 p.m. on the tracks west of Silver Lake Road and the US 23 overpass. Police have not released any other information. Fenton resident Erika Swanson, who lives by the tracks, says people walk along the tracks near Silver Lake Road and the US 23 overpass often. "I have even walked them in order to cross over to Torrey Road as a shortcut," she said. Swanson said the train blows its whistle nearly every time around the former Tee-Bonez building. "They are fast," she said. She said at least three …
An autopsy is scheduled Tuesday for a woman who was struck and killed by a train in Fenton.
An autopsy is scheduled Tuesday for a woman who was struck and killed by a train in Fenton Monday night. Police believe the woman, who was in her late teens, walked along the north railway and was struck by an eastbound train just west of the U.S. 23 overpass, according to a press release. Fenton Police responded to the incident at 7:13 p.m. The woman's body was taken to Hurley Hospital around 8:30 p.m. and she was pronounced dead on arrival. The victim's name is being withheld until police receive a positive identification and notify family members. Fenton and Canadian National Railway police are continuing to investigate the incident. Police did not release any more information.
Monday, July 9, 2012
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…