Michigan Native Rachel Jacobs Among Deceased in Amtrak Derailment in Philadelphia

Michigan Native Rachel Jacobs Among Deceased in Amtrak Derailment in Philadelphia

(C. Proxmire, May 13, 2015)

Multiple sources are reporting that Rachel Jacobs, the 39-year-old daughter of former State Senator Gilda Jacobs,  is one of seven dead in the Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia around 9pm Tuesday.  Train No. 188 left from Washington to New York and derailed in Philadelphia.  Jacobs reportedly took the train from Manhattan to Philadelphia for her job at ApprenNet.  She was the CEO of the technology education company.  According to Forward.com she graduated from Swarthmore College and Columbia University’s graduate business school and is also a founder of Detroit Nation, an organization devoted to promoting cultural and economic development in Detroit. Jacobs is originally from Huntington Woods and is a graduate of Berkley High School.

She is survived by her husband Todd Waldman and their son Jacob.  For more go to http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/rachel-jacobs-7-dead-amtrak-train-derailment-article-1.2221247

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