Fatal Victim of Hoboken Train Crash Identified as 34-Year-Old Married Mother Fabiola Bittar de Kroon

Victim of New Jersey Train Crash Identified: Married with One Child
The fatal victim in Thursday morning’s train crash in Hoboken, New Jersey has been identified as 34-year-old Fabiola Bittar de Kroon.

De Kroon was standing on the platform of the Hoboken station when the train crashed through a barrier at around 8:45 a.m. She was killed by debris, according to ABC News.

She was a former employee in the legal department for software company SAP in Brazil, before she left earlier this year.

The victim was married and had one child. Her husband was out of town on business while their child was at daycare at the time of the crash.
Originally from Santos, Brazil, de Kroon moved to Florida where she lived before moving to New Jersey.

Andy Kendzie, a SAP spokesman, said the company is “shaken by the news” of the crash and is “profoundly saddened” by de Kroon’s death, according to ABC News.

The train, which was a rush hour commuter train, “came at a high rate of speed into the station and crashed through all the barriers, bringing it right to the interior wall of the Hoboken Terminal,” New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said at a press conference.

Christie said there’s “no indication that this is anything more than a tragic accident.”

He added, “We don’t know a lot about why it happened. The engineer is cooperating with law enforcement.”

The crash injured about 100 people.

Carrie Cristello, the director of media relations for the Jersey City Medical Center, released a statement saying the center had received a total of 66 patients from the crash.

Thirteen of those patients remain under “guarded condition,” according to Cristello.

Monica Nolasco, 22, said the scene was from “straight out of a movie.”

“People were bleeding from their heads, their noses were busted and they were holding their faces and hands,” she said.


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