August 20, 2014

Suicides by rail leave more than just one victim

Sharon Spitler had every intention of taking her life when she left her motel room in the early morning of Sept. 25.

At 6:40 a.m., the 56-year-old Westland, Mich., woman walked to the nearby South Shore railroad tracks and stood between the long twin rails that disappear in both directions in The Pines. With a fast-approaching westbound South Shore passenger train heading her way, Spitler turned her back to it.

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