Hoboken Crash Victim Identified

Yesterday’s commuter train crash at the Lackawanna station in Hoboken N.J. left one dead and over 100 injured, some seriously. There is still no word from investigators as to the cause of the accident. The black box was collected from the rear of the train, according to the vice chair of the National Transportation Board. There is also video camera at the front of the train, however, debris will need to be cleared before they can access the video. In the meantime, the Associate Press has identified the fatality as 34-year-old Fabiola Bittar de Kroon of Hoboken. She had dropped her child at daycare and was rushing to catch a train when she was hit by debris as the ceiling collapsed. The engineer of the four-car commuter train that originated in Spring Valley carrying approximately 250 passengers has been identified as 48-year-old Thomas Gallagher of Morris Plains, N.J. According to Governor Chris Christie and Governor Andrew Cuomo, Gallagher is cooperating with authorities. According to ABC news, Gallagher tested negative for drugs and alcohol.

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Fabiola Bittar de Kroon, photo LinkedIn

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