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.

sue theeck July 11, 2012 at 09:35 PM
I am saddened by this...I feel bad for the person operating the train...
Stephanie Keffer July 11, 2012 at 10:45 PM
what is it with trains this year? I feel for the girls family,the boyfriend that obviously heard the whole thing and the conductor. :(
jill molton July 11, 2012 at 11:54 PM
what about the dear mother of that poor girl that was related to me. Also the two beautiful young kids that were left? Everyone needs to listen to someone when they are thinking of comitting sucide. Please pray for the whole family. jill molton
Jennifer F July 12, 2012 at 01:48 AM
My heart goes out to this devastated family.
Sara Boc July 12, 2012 at 05:52 AM
Is there a fund set up for the family? If so, plz let Wyandotte Patch know. We, as a city, will come through at this horrific time for the family... I agree, Jill. Suicide is very serious & on the rise. I just lost a dear, dear friend a month ago... I pray for the kids, mother, family. Makes me think everytime I hear that whistle a block away. I wonder if this has gotten to the point where the city, neighbors who live near the tracks, anyone, keep your eyes open to ppl who go on the tracks at night, day, at anytime. Call the police... It could possibly save someones life.
Leah Anderson July 12, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Jill you are right. Most parents either don't listen or don't know what's going on w/there kids. And sometimes the kids don't tell their parents either. My son was diagonsed last April w/Schizcoaffective disorder which is a combo of schiczophrenia & a mood disorder. He has been sucicidal many times, but has always come to me when feeling this way. My heart goes out to the family.
rose July 12, 2012 at 07:10 PM
Gregory July 12, 2012 at 07:11 PM
This is a sad day for a family. I know there are more hard days ahead too. They need to be lifted up in prayer. This isn't a solution but a simple way to make a difference. I would like to share with you a simple song that was taught to me by a Nigerian priest that we had the good pleasure to met. "Hold somebody. Put your arms around them. Tell them that you love them and praise the Lord." There are millions of reasons for people to become depressed or despondent, but there is always one thing that we can do; and that is BE with them, Tell them that they are loved, they mean so much to you, and hug them. Hurt can go deep but Love builds up. Love never fails.
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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