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4 dead in train crash reflected NY’s diversity

December 3, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — The four New Yorkers who died in the commuter train that derailed over the weekend led lives that reflected the diversity of the city they had just entered — but will never see again.

Jim Lovell (loh-VELL’) was a lighting expert helping to set up the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center that is to be turned on Wednesday.

Kisook (KEY’-sook) Ahn was a Korean immigrant who epitomized the American dream. She worked as a nurse while sharing quarters with three roommates.

Paralegal Donna Smith was going to hear her sister sing Handel’s “Messiah.”

And James Ferrari worked weekends in Manhattan performing building maintenance to put his daughter through college.

The four were all on the Metro-North train that careened off the rails on a curve in the Bronx.

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