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01-17-2011, 07:55 AM
Jogger killed after being hit by train

The girl had headphones in and he ears covered

Updated: Saturday, 15 Jan 2011, 5:29 PM MST
Published : Saturday, 15 Jan 2011, 11:20 AM MST

ROWE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico State Police say a woman jogger has been killed after being hit by an Amtrak train in the unincorporated community of Rowe.

Police identify the victim as 18-year-old Amanda Byrne, of Rowe.
Witnesses told police that the woman was jogging on the tracks about 2 p.m. Friday and the train's engineer made several attempts to alert her by sounding the horn. He then made an emergency attempt to stop the train before it fatally hit the victim.
Police later discovered that Byrne was listening to music on a portable headset as she jogged and also had a headband covering her ears.
There were no reported injuries aboard on the train that was transporting 125 passengers from Chicago to Los Angeles

01-17-2011, 09:43 AM
Yikes. I bet that was ugly. :eek2:

01-17-2011, 11:03 AM
Or just look both ways.

01-17-2011, 02:40 PM
wtf was she doing jogging on the tracks? darwin contender? there are plenty of reports of people being hit by trains while walking on the tracks, even without headphones. hard to believe how fast them things can just sneak up on you.

01-17-2011, 07:39 PM
Yeah, not smart. Too bad.