Skip to comments.Calif. Man Posts Suicide Note on Facebook
Posted on 12/29/2012 12:36:11 AM PST by nickcarraway
A Central California man died after posting a suicide note on Facebook and then driving his car onto railroad tracks about an hour later, as friends and family frantically tried to get in touch with him.
Antjuan Miguel Colvin, 21, was struck by a train going about 75 mph in Hughson on Christmas night and pronounced dead at the scene, Stanislaus County sheriff's Sgt. Anthony Bejaran told the Modesto Bee (http://bit.ly/Vbowd4 ).
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You aren’t a jerk but, hopefully, jerked some sense into others. How someone’s deliberate act can cause others to live in pain - the same thing he wanted to escape from.
that explains much.
We really need to implement Train Control.
But “Antjuan”? It was only a matter of time before someone with a made-up name that stupid would off themselves.
Sad my ass....Intentionally pulling in front of a train traveling at 75mph endangered every person within 200 yards, including those on the train.
This guy was a total self centered AH.
How stupid are you?
If the train derailed and brutally killed several dozen unsuspecting innocents, would ya still have compassion for this self centered AH?
Three of the 98 passengers on board suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene, according to the sheriff's department.
It could have been a lot worse.
Had this guy over the last year or so that I played online games with. “Knowing” someone online is a bit hard, but I gleaned from his commentary that he suffered from health issues, chronic pain. He was married, had a young girl, 7 or so. Then, over the summer, realized the marriage was in trouble when he would comment that he had his daughter for the weekend.
In the fall, October I guess, his son put a message on his account: if you have heard from my dad, please get in touch with me immediately. Dad had been missing for a day or so, with his pickup.
He had killed himself. Oh, the pain. The pain of his family. The pain of even remotely attached people such as online friends. Several months now, and people are still commenting about the loss, the desire to have figured it out, to have been able to reach out to him.
What a selfish SOB. Couldn’t just take himself out. Had to endanger the lives and destroy the property of innocent bystanders to gratify his narcissism.
Selfishness has a lot to do with it. Too selfish in wanting an immediate and permenant solution to a temporary situation and scarring the train engineer for life. It certainly isn’t compassion.
“Antjuan”? I’m confused, was he Black or Mexican?
Could be French and Mexican, I guess?
I can see that in your post. If you did ask anything on line, it would seem like prying and if you did get a chance to help, then you would feel you didn't do enough. All we can learn from this is be honest with those around us and ask them to do the same. They have the support - it certainly isn't from the lack of support - even from strangers. I know, sometimes we think if we said that 'one right thing' to jar them into reality and they take time to rethink things it could have turned out different.
They should have called it an “attempted homicide” note instead. How many people could have been injured or killed if he had derailed that train? At 75mph the momentum would have been impressive.
No, it's not. This man was suffering from depression (a medical condition), not committing a crime.
As opposed to suicide by cop.
Sorry, GG. I accidentally replied to you instead of LurkingSince1943.
As opposed to suicide by cop.
You don't understand what's going on in their head. When someone commits suicide, they're not thinking normally. They're in so much pain, they think that the only way out -- the only way to solve the problem -- is to kill themself. They truly believe that no one will understand and that no one can help them. Whether that's true or not or whether they've already asked for help and didn't get it in their particular case doesn't matter -- they're completely blinded by their pain. They don't have the presence of mind for it to be "all about them."
He's was 23 with a job and able to work, a car, family/friends and living in America! He's already had more than most.
So you know all about his life, do you? Amazing.