Former Michigan Native Among the Deceased in Amtrak Derailment in Philadelphia

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On Tuesday evening, Rachel Jacobs, formerly of Huntington Woods, was on her way home to Manhattan from her job as CEO of the online educational firm ApprenNet in Philadelphia when the Amtrak train she was riding crashed, killing her and seven others and injuring at least 200 passengers.

According to various news sources, the commuter train was traveling over 100 mph when it left the tracks.

Read the full story on The Patch.

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