Teen killed by train was from Missouri


October 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s Officials in Montgomery County have identified the victim of Friday’s train-versus-pedestrian collision. Authorities are awaiting dental records and autopsy results to confirm the victim was 18-year old Jessica Lynn Randolph of Jackson, Missouri. According to Sheriff Joe Sampson, the young woman moved to Stanton in August, and was a senior at Red Oak High School.

Authorities have yet to  determine why she was standing on the railroad tracks just east of the Halland Avenue railroad crossing on the southern edge of Stanton, where she was struck by a Burlington Northern Railroad freight train at around 5:24-p.m., Friday.