Short Hills Woman Killed by Train Identified

NJ Transit officials said the woman was hit by a Dover-bound train Saturday night.

NJ Transit authorities have released the identity of a woman killed after being struck by a train near the Short Hills train station Saturday night.

Officials identified the woman as Short Hills resident Stephanie Alexander, 45. She was hit by a Dover-bound train several hundered feet west of the station at about 10 p.m. Saturday, according to NJ Transit spokeswoman Nancy Snyder.

The engineer reportedly sounded the train's horn and used the emergency brake, but the woman "made no attempt to move," officials said.

There were no injuries reported among the 325 passengers and crew on the train and no delays in service.

Claudia Lind February 25, 2013 at 05:12 PM
To Lana, I understand how devistating it is to the survivors. I do not agree that it is the only way out as other bloggers have stated. It makes me upset to think of the lasting effects. I certainly cannot know how it has been for you. There has been suicide in my family, my grandmother who I never met. How would life have been if my mentally ill grandmother did not kill herself when my mother was a teen? My mother's life....Unfortunately people are not able to control thier emotions and believe in their dillusion. To them, it is the answer. The best is to have compassion and forgiveness because she was suffering also. Without it we are forever victimized. We are all selfish to some extent, we all are self absorbed to some extent. We have to be in order to accomplish things and feel gratification in our lives. The best thing to do is live our lives in a better way than someone who cannot see outside of thier own mental breakdown. Being angry is self absorbed as well. To "sa"...all love and sympathy to you and your family. CL
Mary Ann Uschak February 26, 2013 at 10:46 PM
I see a comment that "she was my best friend's mom....It was a suicide"....what have we come to when we can't discuss our emotions with our loved ones....suicide is permanent....our Dad told us "everything in life is temporary" and you should see how he fought brain cancer for 17 months.... Let's go to our houses of worship. Condolences to her family...
Mary Ann Uschak February 26, 2013 at 10:49 PM
Sorry for your loss.....how terribly tragic... I know what adult female bullies are capable of.....
Barbara LaValle May 20, 2013 at 05:50 PM
I just found out about my cousin and i'm so sorry to here about this terrible loss. We didn't really know each other but we are still family. My heart goes out to the entire Alexander Family and her 3 children. R.I.P. Stephanie, Your cousin Barbara
Barbara LaValle May 20, 2013 at 05:55 PM
so sorry sa my heart goes out to you all for your loss. I'm in shock finding this out today. I wish I was closer to the family even tough we are cousins afterall. My prayers are with you all


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