Commuter Train Strikes and Kills Connecticut Woman
GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say a Connecticut woman was killed by a commuter train after she went onto the tracks to retrieve her purse on the day before her 29th birthday.
A spokesman for the Metro-North railroad says Tamar A. Louis of Stamford was sitting on the platform Friday at the Cos Cob station in Greenwich dangling her legs over the edge.
Salvatore Arena said Saturday the engineer of an approaching train saw her, blasted the horn and tried to slow down.
Arena says the noise startled the woman and prompted her to drop her purse. She went onto the tracks to get it and was struck and killed instantly.
He says the New Haven-bound train was an express that had not been scheduled to stop at Cos Cob.