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Woman Killed by Rush-Hour Subway in Brooklyn

Police initially said she dropped her phone on the tracks and died when she went to get it; the MTA says she jumped

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    Woman Killed by Rush-Hour Subway in Brooklyn

    A woman who dropped her phone onto subway tracks in Brooklyn was struck and killed when she tried to get it Monday, authorities say.

    (Published Monday, April 1, 2019)

    What to Know

    • A woman was struck and killed by a rush-hour subway in Brooklyn Monday, authorities say

    • Cops initially said the woman dropped her phone on the tracks at the 59th Street stop and died when she went to get it; MTA says she jumped

    • The investigation is ongoing; extensive delays and service changes plagued N, D and R train commuters through the morning

    A woman in her 30s or 40s was struck and killed by a subway in Brooklyn at the height of Monday's morning rush, authorities say. 

    Police initially said the woman dropped her phone on the tracks at the 59th Street station, on the Manhattan-bound N line. She died when she went to retrieve it around 8:15 a.m., cops said, as throngs of riders were likely flooding the platform. 

    Later, the MTA said the woman appeared to have jumped to her death. The circumstances remain unclear at this time, and the investigation is ongoing. 

    Extensive delays, suspensions and service changes plagued N, D and R train commuters through the morning. Regular service had resumed in both directions for those lines within about an hour or so, but trains were bypassing the 59th Street stop for a time "while NYPD complete their investigation," the MTA said. 

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