Woman killed in apparent suicide by train in Wyandotte

Sunday Times Newspaper

WYANDOTTE – A woman died Wednesday after being hit by a train in an apparent act of suicide.

Police Chief Dan Grant said Jennifer Nagle, 25, of Wyandotte, was pronounced dead near the train tracks at Maple and Ninth about 5:17 a.m.

Grant said the woman was talking to her boyfriend on her cell phone when the train came.

“She was talking to her boyfriend about the problems in her life,” Grant said. “He could hear the train whistle on the phone.”

A suicide note was found scrawled on a legal pad near the body, Grant said. The note detailed some of the problems Nagle had been experiencing.

This is the third train to have struck a person in Wyandotte in five months.

Roosevelt High School student Jacob Marion, 14, was hit by a train in February while walking along the tracks and listening to music on his phone.

A 16-year-old boy was hit in May in an apparent suicide attempt after lying on a set of tracks. He survived.

Grant said the wave of train-related injuries is “just bad luck,” but may be related to media coverage of the events.

“As you get more media coverage of something like this happening, it brings thoughts to people’s heads,” he said.