Lolita woman hit by train dies at hospital

Feb. 2, 2018 at 9:42 p.m.
Updated Feb. 3, 2018 at 6 a.m.

A woman is flown by a Citizens Medical Center helicopter to a hospital in Houston after attempting to take her own life by running in front of a train on Farm-to-Market Road 616 near County Road 429 near Lolita, said Jackson County Sheriff Andy Louderback.

A woman is flown by a Citizens Medical Center helicopter to a hospital in Houston after attempting to take her own life by running in front of a train on Farm-to-Market Road 616 near County Road 429 near Lolita, said Jackson County Sheriff Andy Louderback.   Angela Piazza for The Victoria Advocate

The 52-year-old Lolita woman who was hit by a train Thursday died at a Houston hospital later that night, said Lisa Lagrone, operations manager for Memorial Hermann Health System.

Authorities described the incident as Dawn Marie Holmes' attempt to take her own life.

Jackson County deputies responded about 4:30 p.m. to the intersection of Farm-to-Market Road 616 and County Road 429, where Holmes ran toward a freight train and was struck, said Jackson County Sheriff Andy Louderback.

Two witnesses said Holmes was trying to wave down passers-by and was trying to get inside one of the vehicles but was not successful.

Holmes saw the approaching train, ran toward it and was struck by the moving train.

She was airlifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston in critical condition. She died there later Thursday night.


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