Middle School Principal Killed By Train

POSTED: Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 9:28pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 10:18pm

The news, hard to imagine.

38 year-old Stephanie Segura, Principal at Tornillo Middle School is dead after the truck she was in was hit by a train.

Sheriff's Deputies on the scene say that Segura was stopped at railroad tracks in Tornillo, Thursday afternoon.

A train headed eastbound cleared the intersection but the crossing guards didn't go back up. Even so, Sheriff's Deputies say Segura went around the crossing arms and on to the tracks.

The crossing arms were down because what Segura likely didn't see was that an Amtrack passenger train was coming from the opposite direction.

That she train, she couldn't avoid. Segura died instantly.

Segura had only been principal at Tornillo Middle for 5 weeks.

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She was my Asst. Principal at Fabens Middle school my 7th and 8th grade year. I thought she kind and sweet. I am curently a Sophomore at Fabens High School. Many of us were in morning but mostly happy. Happy in the way that we were remembeRIng for the Person she was. The memories she gave us. the lessons she taught. That extra push that we need it to make it through the day. She never allowed us to fall behind. She was insparation to many of us. She is Greatly Missed,Greatly Loved. GOD'S Angel

We the students from tornillo middle school are devistated by the accident that caused us to lose our principal. our school is in severe pain for our loss of our dear princial, a great woman, and most of all our friend. We love you Ms. Segura you will always be in our hearts!

TJHS Students

I think she was my high school teacher back in 2000 or 1999 at Socorro.

yes, she was my history teacher at Socorro High School in 2000-2001

Rest in peace and may God bless you, Stephanie.

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