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May 14, 2015 9:56 am

Jewish Tech Start-Up CEO Rachel Jacobs Among Victims of Amtrak Derailment

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A Jewish woman was among those killed when an Amtrak train derailed in Pennsylvania on Tuesday night. Photo: Twitter.

USA Today – Rachel Jacobs, the CEO of a tech education start-up in Philadelphia, was confirmed dead Wednesday evening after an Amtrak train derailment the previous day killed at least seven passengers and injured another 200.

Jacobs, who led ApprenNet, is survived by a husband and 2-year-old son. She lived in Manhattan, according to firm cofounder Karl Okamoto, a law professor at Drexel University.

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