HURON TWP. (WWJ) – A train accident in Huron Township leaves a 13-year old girl dead. It happened Friday afternoon near Inkster Road, between King and West roads.

Witnesses told police that 13-year-old Shyan Frye was on her way to meet a friend when she apparently rode her bike across the tracks, and was hit by the train.

Police say the crossing lights and gates were working.

Conrail, CSX, and Huron Township police are investigating the accident.

The girl was in the eighth grade at Renton Junior High School.

Comments (21)
  1. laina burgan says:

    there sure is NOT railing!

  2. kayla says:

    it was a train and she is gone:(

  3. Falhita says:

    This is a very tragic way for a beautiful young teen to be taken from her family. Her father works with me and he is a very nice guy. My heart goes out to him and his family.

  4. amanda edwards says:

    There are no railings where the tragic accident occurred. I live in this neighborhood and fear for the children who cross these tracks on a daily question is how many more innocent lives have to be lost before this is changed!?

    1. Laura says:

      I agree that it is a horrible tragedy yet I don’t believe that railings would stop anyone who was walking/riding. If a child is going to cross after seeing/hearing the lights, bells, train and horn I don’t believe the rails would have had any effect whatsoever. Many cars go around them and it is more difficult for a car than a pedestrian. If kids are crossing there often on the way to school or what not, there needs to be some type of device that can actually detect them so the train has time to stop. Or perhaps speed limits for the train through rural areas. I also live in Huron and hate this. My heart goes out to all for yet another tragedy in our small town.

      1. Jenny says:

        Just to let you know there are speed limits for trains on tracks, and they are monitored very closely. The train tracks are there… And, they have been there since before you moved into the area.. Parents.. TALK TO YOUR CHILDREN if they are crossing tracks, then talk to them again and again. Trains run on rails.. they can not swerve, they go straight. They are heavy and even at a very low speed, take a while to stop. A device I fear would give the children a “no fear” approach to tracks. Not to mention, if they were trying to beat a train across (and the flashers were on)…. the device would not stop the train in time anyway. The safest way to cross tracks, is to stop, look, and listen. This situation makes me sick to my stomach and I feel so much for everyone involved.

    2. Jessica Frye says:

      Thank you~

  5. Lexie Albright says:

    even if there was a device to alert the train, it would take it a full mile to stop completely. My brother was one of the firefighters on scene of the accident. It was reported that she had her iPod in and it must have been loud enough for her not to hear the train. I was also stopped by the train involved in the incident but did not find out until later what had happened i never heard it ring a bell like it is supossed to do at an intersection so she must not have heard it coming. My thoughts go out to the family and i am very sorry for there loss.

  6. Jenny says:

    I too feel for the family of the girl, AND the crew on the train. This is a very tragic situation for everyone involved. Please Please Please talk to your children about tracks and looking before you cross! For the record, let me emphasize that I an NOT blaming the girl. This is such a horrible, yet preventable accident. When I was young I was terrified of train tracks. Trains can not stop fast at all. Please again, Talk to your children!

  7. mike says:

    I work for the company that hit this poor child. my heart goes out to her family and friends. as an employee in a train tower I ask that everyone take time and speak to your children how dangerous trains can be. I don’t know exactly what happened in this incident but around my tower there are so many people that take trains for granted. I have witness too many times the destruction a train may cause. we are talking about hundreds of thousands of pounds. it takes about half of a football field for them to come to a complete stop. inform your kids and other adults as well and have them read about train accidents on the internet. thank-you.

  8. Andrew says:

    Shyan Frye was a very nice girl. I knew her in real life. Too bad I didn’t get to know her very well. She will be greatly missed by friends and family. R.I.P. Shyan Frye. :'(

  9. Sam Appleyard says:


  10. Angie B says:

    This is sooo very very sad!!!! My heart goes out to this little girls grieving family.Whether there were rails or no rails it was still a terrible tragedy that has occurred.There’s a saying my mom always told me and still tells me.The saying is when GOD pulls your card its time to go whether you are ready to leave this world or not.It was this little girls time to go be with GOD….But again her poor grieving father and the rest of her family are in my prayers while they go through this difficult time.

  11. SLE says:

    There are NO gates at this crossing at all, at West Road. They need to put gates there……It is a terrible tragedy that this happened. Everytime I drive down my road it will remind me of that poor child.. May God Rest Her Soul… I was so saddened to hear this happened. It could happen to anyone… It isn’t safe without gates..

  12. Donna says:

    shyan frye was my best friend i loved her so much she was like my sister and she was everything a friend could ask for if u were down she would try to make u laugh in any way I will miss u so much Shyan
    R.I.P Shyan Frye

  13. Jay Johnson says:

    This is typical PR spin: the gates, which do not exist, were working? Are we also to believe that this young girl, looking forward to life, tried to beat the train? Come on — stop trying to prejudice potential jurors!

  14. SLE says:

    I have lived on this road since 1998 and there has NEVER been Gates/arms at that railroad crossing. If anyone doesn’t believe it, drive to the location. It is between Inkster and Middlebelt Road on West Road.

  15. sle says:

    What’s a PR spin?

    1. Jay Johnson says:

      When one tries to “spin” or “reverse” the message as well as shift the blame, usually directed to the news media or the general public. Like the old TV show “Spin City”, where they would spin political messages.

  16. Angalic Collins says:

    It is offically been 1 month, 1 week, and 1 day. Me, Mariah, and Tiana miss you, love, and are still hurting.. I still can’t help myself from wanting it to be someone else… Well all I know is that have fun with the big man and Jesus! You know you’ve always been good at bowling.. Getting those strikes I’ve been hearing here down on Earth…

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