• February 03, 2017

Marjorie Corcoran Killed in Houston, TX, Train Accident

Houston, TX -- February 3, 2017, Marjorie Corcoran was killed as the result of an accident where she was hit by a train near Hermann Park.

Houston Police and emergency crews were called to the scene at around 8:30 a.m. The incident occurred in the southern end of Hermann Park near the intersection of Fannin Street and Cambridge Street.

According to preliminary reports, Corcoran, a professor at Rice University, was riding near the tracks on a bicycle. Somehow, she entered the path of an oncoming METRO train and did not move in time. The train did not stop in time, and it collided with her on the tracks.

As a result of the collision, Corcoran sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene. At this time, authorities are not sure exactly what factors contributed to the crash.

Investigations are currently ongoing.

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At this time, there are a lot of details that are still unclear surrounding the incident. Daylight hours, relatively open area, it's hard to see just what factors could have contributed to this accident. I think it's important that investigations are very thorough and that not detail goes untouched--no matter how insignificant it may seem. Without all of the facts, there's no way to make the next steps forward.

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