Wyandotte Woman Struck, Killed by Train

A 25-year-old woman died in an apparent suicide Wednesday morning near 9th and Maple.

A 25-year-old Wyandotte woman was struck and killed by a train Wednesday morning on the railroad tracks near 9th and Maple.

The train was traveling southbound on the tracks at about 5:15 a.m. when it struck the woman. Her body was thrown a distance from the tracks. A suicide note was found at the scene.

"Investigators on the scene determined that she was sitting between the rails on the track, and despite the engineer sounding his horn several times, it was obvious that she had no intentions of exiting the tracks," Chief Daniel Grant said. "At the time of impact, she was talking with her boyfriend on her cellular phone discussing her issues and her intentions of committing suicide. A suicide note along with other personal belonging of the victim were found at the scene."

The Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office removed the body. An autopsy is pending.

This marks the third time in the past five months that a train has struck an individual in Wyandotte.

Jacob Marion, a student, was . According to police, Marion was wearing headphones while walking on the tracks and did not hear the train coming. Marion has from the hospital.

In May, who was lying on a set of railroad tracks near Vinewood was struck by a train. That accident was investigated as a suicide attempt, although the teen did survive.

Skate mom July 12, 2012 at 09:20 PM
Can these tracks be blocked off some way. Maybe a security guard who drives up and down the tracks 24/7. This is very sad for everyone envied and the city of Wyandotte. Let's all work together to try and solve the problem.
Jennifer F July 13, 2012 at 01:44 AM
very well said. totally agree.
David R Jones July 13, 2012 at 12:47 PM
I am Praying for everyone involved. The family of the women, the boyfriend, her friends and the train crew. I am a railfan and I'm always thinking about the crew as thay have a heck of a responsibilty controling tons of frieght along the rails. The only thig they can do when they spot something like this is throw the train into emercgency and pray that the train stops in time. Steel against steel does not work all that well when it comes to stopping tons of freight.
Lisa Toner July 14, 2012 at 02:50 AM
I am very saddened by this story her father is a friend of mine and this was so very unexpected... My prayers go out to the whole family especially her 2 little ones that she leaves behind.... Jesus received another Angel and her name is Jennifer... God please bless this whole family...
Bishop Jerry Brohl, COSF July 14, 2012 at 11:36 AM
We pray for those who loved her and those others who were hurt by this tragic and sad event.


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