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," Wyandotte Police 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 Roosevelt High School student, was struck by a train in February. According to police, Marion was wearing headphones while walking on the tracks and did not hear the train coming. Marion has since been released from the hospital.
In May, a 16-year-old Wyandotte boy 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.