Archive for March, 2006

You can’t make this stuff up.


AUSTIN — The reigning Miss Deaf Texas died Monday afternoon after being struck by a train, officials said.

Tara Rose McAvoy, 18, was walking near railroad tracks when she was struck by a Union Pacific train, authorities said. A witness told Austin television station KTBC the train sounded its horn right up until the accident occurred.

There’s probably an observation about the callousness of human response to distant tragedy in the fact that I laughed when I saw the headline.