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Kirsten Marie Luce
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Birth: Nov. 1, 1970
Stoughton
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 4, 1987
Chase
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA

Daughter of David Luce and Martha Robinson Luce. Kirsten and her sister Corinne were killed in the crash of the Amtrak Colonial train in Chase, Maryland, on January 4, 1987. They were returning from a holiday visit with their mother in Washington, D.C.. Kirsten, a junior at Westerly High School, had recently scored in the 99th percentile of the Scholastic Aptitude Test.

The engineer of the train which hit the Colonial had been smoking marijuana on board, just 18 minutes before the crash. He had also skipped critical safety checks that would have shown that the alerter -- a whistle that warns the crew of signal changes -- had been silenced with duct tape. He served four years in prison for manslaughter.
 
 
Burial:
River Bend Cemetery
Westerly
Washington County
Rhode Island, USA
 
Created by: HWA
Record added: Aug 07, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94985554
Kirsten Marie Luce
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