A pregnant 19-year-old Texas woman was fatally struck by a train while having photos taken of her on the tracks in a bid to launch her modeling career.
Fredzania Thompson attended Blinn College in Bryan but wanted to put her education on hold to begin modeling, her mother told the Eagle.
"That's definitely what she wanted to do," Hakamie Stevenson told the newspaper. "It's what she had started to do the day she was deceased."
Thompson was standing between two sets of tracks Friday in Navasota when a BNSF Railway train approached, according to the paper. She moved out of the way, but was apparently unaware that a Union Pacific train was coming in the opposite direction.
The teen passed away from her injuries on her way to the hospital, according to the newspaper.
"Zanie had the most beautiful smile," fiancé Earl Chatman told the Eagle. "I believe she would want everyone to know what a kind and caring person she is."
Chatman, the father of a 7-year-old son, found out in recent weeks that Fredzania was going to give him another child.
"She said, 'You're going to be a dad again,'" the 25-year-old Chatman told the Eagle.
The funeral service for Fredzania will be held on Saturday. She would have turned 20 this past Monday.
"If you ever needed someone to talk to she was always there," wrote a description on a GoFundMe tribute.