Donna L. Smith




Age: 54


Summary: paralegal at the Fishkill, New York-based boutique law firm De Ramon Crush PC who was among one of only four known fatalities involved in a horrific Metro-North train derailment that had also injured at least 63 people when the Manhattan-bound passenger train reportedly left the tracks near the Spuyten Duyvil station in the New York City borough of the Bronx after the doomed locomotive was going 82 miles an hour around a curved section of railway track where the limit is 30 mph at the same site where two trains collided on January 13, 1882 and killed 10 to 12 people including New York State Senator Webster Wagner, in which initial indications said that excessive speed was the immediate cause after a freighter train derailed on the other side of the same section four months earlier and it became one of the first deadliest train accidents within New York City in its 30-year history.



Cause of Death: Killed in a Metro-North railway accident


Born: March 31, 1959


Died: December 1, 2013


Location: Bronx, New York