Railroad News

Michigan Grandmother Killed by Amtrak Train at East Lansing Station

(East Lansing, Michigan – April 10, 2017)

A 66-year-old loving, married mother of three, grandmother of two and great-grandmother of one was succumbed to her injuries on Monday as a result of injuries she suffered the previous Wednesday, April 5.  The incident which led to her death occurred when she became entrapped beneath the wheels of an incoming Amtrak passenger train as it entered the East Lansing station.

Sue Ellen Watrous of the Saginaw, MI area was extricated from where she fell onto the tracks as she awaited arrival of the train. She was rushed to the hospital and treated for five days before passing from the injuries she received. Ms. Watrous was the chief fiscal compliance officer for the Saginaw Chippewa American Indian tribe, had

The Amtrak train was being operated on Canadian National Railway tracks, and lead investigative agency will be the Michigan State University Police Department. Police said they were looking into the tragedy as an accident and did not suspect foul play.