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Death Of Woman Hit By Metro-North New Haven Line Train Ruled A Suicide

The train that hit a woman at the Cos Cob station remained at the station late Friday morning.
The train that hit a woman at the Cos Cob station remained at the station late Friday morning. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern

GREENWICH, Conn. — The death of a Stamford woman who jumped onto the Metro-North railroad tracks at the Cos Cob station in Greenwich on Friday morning has been ruled a suicide, according to Patch.com.

Tamar A. Louis, 28, of Ivy Street, died from “blunt impact to the head, torso and extremities with fractures and visceral wounds” and was the result of a suicide, the medical examiner’s office told Patch.

Louis, who died the day before her 29th birthday, had been sitting on the edge of the platform just before she slipped down onto the tracks and was killed when she was struck by a Metro-North train, MTA spokesman Salvatore Arena said Saturday.

"She was apparently sitting on the edge of the platform, with her legs dangling over the side, when she dropped her purse or bag, then lowered herself down to get it," said Arena, citing eyewitness accounts. "We're not sure why she dropped the bag. ... 

"Then the train comes, and she's down there when she shouldn't be," he said. 

Louis was hit and killed by a New Haven-bound express train that was not due to stop in Cos Cob. Metro-North officials estimated that it was traveling 45 mph when the accident occurred at about 9:30 a.m. Friday. 

All express trains traveling through a station without stopping sound their horns, Arena said.  

"An express train, it's not stopping," he said. "They're gonna hit that horn."

The train was the express 8:29 a.m. out of Grand Central Terminal headed for New Haven, said spokeswoman Meredith Daniels.

MTA and Greenwich police were at the scene and investigating the fatal accident throughout Friday.

Metro-North said its investigation was continuing into the fatal accident. 

Read the full story here at Patch.com.

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