Say Again?

Miss Deaf Texas killed by train
Witness says engineer sounded horn repeatedly before striking 18-year-old

The Associated Press
Updated: 10:42 a.m. ET March 14, 2006
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.

McAvoy, who had been deaf since birth, won the state title in June and represented the state “with dignity and pride,â€? state pageant director Laura Loeb-Hill told the Associated Press via e-mail Monday night.

McAvoy was to have represented Texas at the Miss Deaf America pageant this summer, Loeb-Hill said.

McAvoy graduated last year from the Texas School for the Deaf, attended Austin Community College and then started at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., in January, but had returned to Texas, Loeb-Hill said.


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4 Responses to Say Again?

  1. Ann says:

    If you were a deaf person approaching some railroad tracks, would you not look both ways prior to crossing or standing nearby them?

    Furthermore, a further article stated that she was using her cell phone to text-message her mother when she was killed. Why does she have a cell phone if she’s deaf?

    Why, Nigress? Why?

  2. Bunty Van Beaver says:

    And why the fuck do they have braille on the drive through ATMs?

  3. Elena says:

    texting her suicide note? a new first?

  4. free6 says:

    “Send the haters all my love X & Os…I got a black box where suggestions go, but i don’t really give a fuck; it’s prolly best you know…” this will blow your mind

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