Pasco Sheriff’s deputies have made an arrest in the death of a child hit by a train in Zephyrhills on Dec. 12, 2016.
Heather Jean Henderson, age 26 of Zephyrhills, was arrested today for aggravated child neglect with great bodily harm.
She was the babysitter for 2 year old Hunter Fink and his 4 year old sister.
The incident was in the area of Pattie Road and Paul S. Buchman Hwy in Zephyrhills.
According to the initial investigation, at about 11:55 AM on December 12, 2016, 2 year old Hunter Fink and his 4 year old sister were walking along the train tracks with their babysitter, 26 year-old Heather Henderson and another adult male, Cody Williams.
When they realized a train was coming, Williams grabbed the 4 year old girl and jumped off the bridge to safety about 8 feet below the tracks.
Heather Henderson was holding Hunter but was unable to jump out of the way in time. They were both hit by the train.
They were both flown to the hospital from the scene.
Hunter Fink died from his injuries.
The trustle was about 200 feet long and clearly marked with no trespassing signs.