Woman killed in train crash recently moved to U.S.

- A New Jersey Transit train crashed into a terminal in New Jersey Thursday morning, killing a woman and injuring several dozen people.

Fabiola Bittar de Kroon, 34, of Hoboken, was killed by falling debris as she stood on the platform waiting for the train, authorities said. She had just dropped her 1-1/2-year-old daughter off at day care.

De Kroon used to work in the legal department in Brazil of SAP, a business software company.

"SAP is profoundly saddened and shaken by the news of today's train crash in New Jersey," the company said in a statement. "We express our deepest condolences to her family, friends, and all those impacted by today's tragic event."

De Kroon was originally from Brazil, according to her Facebook profile. She recently moved to Hoboken with her husband and their child, according to the AP. She earned a master's degree from Florida International University and used to live in Florida.

At least 108 other people were injured, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said. Most of them were on the train. Seventy-four were taken to hospitals.

Alexis Valle, 24, is five months pregnant. She got out safely, but told reporters that she thought she was going to die because the ceiling of the train car collapsed on her head. Alexis said that another passenger picked her up and handed her through a window to another passenger. Thankfully, her baby was unharmed.

Amy Krulewitz was treated for a minor injury to her foot at Jersey City Medical Center, which handled some of the more serious injuries.

With the AP

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