Vigil held for young mother killed in Hoboken train crash

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Carolina Leid reports from Hoboken.

A vigil was held in Hoboken to honor the young mother killed in the tragic New Jersey Transit train crash.

Her husband wrote in a letter to Hoboken residents, that his life goal is to give their daughter everything his wife dreamed for her to have.

Fabiola "is" and not "was" because she lives in her daughter Julia.

Flames flickered from white candles at a vigil for Fabiola Bittar de Kroon.

The thought of her husband and young daughter having to move forward without her, brought many to tears.

"As a community, we're just shattered that it could happen so close to home and take someone away from us," said Caroline Henderson, a resident.

The 34-year-old died after being hit by debris during the train crash in Hoboken last week.

Sapphire Lopez cared for de Kroon's 1-year-old daughter Julia at Smart Start day care.

"I knew Fabiola as a mother and the love she had for Julia showed the moment she stepped into Smart Start, it radiated. It was a love so endless and so pure that everyone around her could see it," Lopez said.

New Jersey Transit workers moved the train from Hoboken station just before 7 Thursday night to a facility in Kearny where the damage will be further analyzed.

NTSB investigators say the train was going 21 miles per hour when it crash at the terminal.

The event recorder indicates the train was traveling 8 miles per hour 38 seconds before the collision.

At that point the throttle increased and reached the maximum speed.

The train's engineer told investigators shortly after the crash that he remembers doing 8 miles per hour but doesn't remember anything after that.

NTSB has received the engineer's toxicology report, but has not released the results.
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