Model Killed After Her Clothes Got Sucked by Moving Train During Photo Shoot


A model died after her clothes became tangled in a passing high-speed train during a photo shoot near the tracks.

Cinthya Nayeli Higareda Bermejo was killed as she posed for a photo shoot near train tracks in the town of Zacoalco de Torres near Guadalajara in western Mexico.

The photographer had planned to have a fast-moving train in the background of the images of the 30-year-old model.

However, according to reports, Bermejo ended up standing too close to the train tracks.

The model’s clothes became caught and pulled into the path of a high-speed moving train and she was sucked by the vehicle.

Bermejo, who is originally from Venezuela, was killed instantly.

The emergency services were called to the scene, but paramedics could only confirm the model’s death.

The police have collected statements from the photographer as well as other witnesses who were at the photo shoot.

“Based on the information we have so far, the victim was taking part in a photo shoot with a person we have already interviewed and some other witnesses at the scene,” Jalisco State prosecutor Joaquín Méndez Ruiz says.

“Everything indicates it was an accident. She got too close to the train as it was passing.

“The force apparently managed to pull her clothes towards it and that’s what caused her death.”

Bermejo’s body was removed from the tracks to undergo an autopsy before being handed to her family for burial.

The police’s investigation into the Venezuelan model’s death is reportedly ongoing.

According to Operation Lifesaver, Inc., a non-profit organization and nationally-recognized leader of rail safety education, hundreds of people are injured or killed while trespassing on railroad property each year in the U.S.

Operation Lifesaver urges professional photographers in the U.S. to refrain from taking photos of high school seniors, wedding parties, and other subjects on train tracks or trestles.

However, the non-profit does offer advice to professional photographers who are considering a photo shoot near the train tracks. This includes never assuming that train tracks are abandoned or inactive and acknowledging that an optical illusion makes it hard to determine a train’s distance as well as its speed.

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