Antjuan Colvin, a 21-year-old California man who friends say battled depression, wrote a haunting farewell message which he posted on Facebook on Christmas Eve… Forty-five minutes later… he drove onto a railroad crossing in Hughson, California where he was struck by a train which was traveling at around 75mph… and pronounced dead at the scene.
The San Joaquin Train, which is operated by Amtrak was in route from Bakersfield to Sacramento. The train was carrying 98 passengers.
The message read…’To all my friends and family on Facebook,’ it said. ‘Thank you all you have all made an impact on my life. I know its not my time to go but I cannot take living any longer. So as of tonight I will end my life. Merry Christmas…….Goodbye.’
- How to help someone who has posted suicidal content on Facebook
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- The National Council for Suicide Prevention
- SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education)
Simone Back, 42, found dead in her apartment in Brighton, England following her final message on the social network, posted at 10:53 p.m. on Christmas Day: “Took all my pills be dead soon bye bye everyone.”
“While some Facebook friends from out of town begged online for her address and telephone number so they could get help, none of those who lived closer did anything to help,” the U.K. Telegraph reports. “Several friends taunted the charity shop worker as she lay dying on the floor of her flat. Just minutes after the post a friend replied, ‘She ODs all the time and she lies.’”