Tragedy on the Tracks UPDATE

A 28-year-old woman, who had allegedly dropped her wallet or purse onto the tracks at the Cos Cob train station, was hit and killed this morning by a train headed for Stamford.

The Greenwich Time reports the woman has been identified as Tamar Louis of Stamford.  The paper also said her death has been ruled a suicide by the state medical examiner.  But the paper also reports a family lawyer, Mark Sherman, is challenging the findings.

“Tamar was a strong, compassionate, hard-working young woman,” he said. “The suggestion she would take her own life undermines the perseverance and courage we saw in Tamar during our time together.”

A funeral is being planned for Louis in her hometown of White Plains, NY

The Greenwich Patch reports Metro North saying the engineer of the express train “did sound the horn. … It happened pretty quickly, I am sure it was a matter of seconds from when he sounded the horn and she was struck,” rail spokeswoman Meredith Daniels said.

She went on to say train passengers were delayed in reaching Stamford by 30 to 40 minutes. Train traffic along the New Haven line, including the New Canaan and Waterbury branches was delayed by about a half-hour until the scene was reopened after 12 noon.


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