Butterfly garden dedicated to Lexington woman killed in train crash

Posted at 10:19 PM, Sep 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-09 08:54:20-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Friends and family of a Lexington woman who was hit and killed by a train dedicated a butterfly garden in her honor.

Back in 2017, 35-year-old Heather Shannon and 41-year-old Zach Winings were inside a car that got stuck on railroad tracks in Winchester. Both died in the accident.

On Sunday, the dedication ceremony took place in Castlewood Park for Shannon.

Her friend Tiffany Bellfield El-Amin said that Shannon loved nature, butterflies and photography, and she wanted to keep her legacy alive.

“I think she would be really proud not just because Castlewood and northeast Lexington has something so amazing but she has followed me through such a journey of my business. That I'm partner, and I'm on the news and I'm talking about her life and what we love to do is just… She probably be here crying with me,” said El-Amin.

Also at Castlewood Park on Sunday, there was a dedication for the Natural Place Escape. That idea came from students from Arlington Elementary.