Jewish Tech CEO from Manhattan Unaccounted for in Wake of Amtrak Derailment


amtrak1Rachel Jacobs, a 39-year-old CEO of a technology education company who lives in Manhattan, is among those unaccounted for after an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia, sending all seven cars off the tracks and killing at least six people.

Rachel has not been heard from since the crash Tuesday night, PIX 11 reports.

Rachel lives on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and recently joined Philadelphia-based ApprenNet. She commutes to the city twice a week from Manhattan, co-worker Emily Foote said, saying she believes her colleague was on the train that derailed.

Rachel is a wife and mother to a 2-year-old, said Foote, COO and co-founder of ApprenNet.

She hails from Detroit and earned an MBA from Columbia Business School.

The Northeast Regional Train 188 was carrying 238 passengers and five crew members from Washington to New York when all seven of its cars derailed, a U.S. Department of Transportation representative told CNN Wednesday. It crashed minutes after it left Philadelphia.

Six people have died and eight passengers remain in critical condition, according to Herb Cushing, medical director at Temple University Hospital.

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