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Florida twin sisters commit suicide walking before train

  • Grace and Helen Mincer, 60, have been identified as the two women who were hit and killed by an Amtrak train in Winter Park, Florida, on September 27
  • The twins were living in nearby Orlando on a month-to-month basis
  • There are 300 to 500 suicides by train every year in the U.S. according to the Federal Railroad Administration 

Two women who committed suicide by walking in front of a train last month have been identified as twin sisters.

Grace and Helen Mincer, 60, were hit and killed by an Amtrak train in Winter Park, Florida, at 11.43am on September 27.  

The twins were living in nearby Orlando on a month-to-month basis, authorities said.

The two women who were hit and killed by an Amtrak train in Winter Park, Florida, on September 27 have been identified as twin sisters Grace and Helen Mincer, 60

The two women were dead when officers arrived at the scene. None of the 83 passengers onboard the train during the crash were injured

The two women were dead when officers arrived at the scene. None of the 83 passengers onboard the train during the crash were injured

The two women were dead when officers arrived at the scene. 

Grace and Helen both had law degrees as well as real estate licenses, but they were not current at the time of their deaths. 

Both of their parents died in 2011. The father was 101 and mother was 93. 

The twins grew up in New Jersey but were born in Miami with their brother Manley.

None of the 83 passengers onboard the train during the crash were injured.   

There are 300 to 500 suicides by train every year in the U.S. according to the Federal Railroad Administration.

On Wednesday afternoon a man in his 30s attempted suicide by jumping in front of a train in northwest Florida. Officials said he is in stable condition.

A tweet from the Winter Park Police warns people to only cross the tracks in designated areas

A tweet from the Winter Park Police warns people to only cross the tracks in designated areas

 

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