Former Michigan Sen. Gilda Jacobs daughter confirmed dead in Philadelphia Amtrak crash

UPDATE (6 p.m.): FOX 2 has confirmed through a friend of Rachel Jacobs that she was killed in the Philadelphia train derailment. 

A friend of Rachel Jacobs told FOX 2 that she was one of the victims of the crash. At least seven people were killed in the accident.

Jacobs, the daughter of former Michigan Senator Gilda Jacobs was aboard the Amtrak train crash that occurred Tuesday night. 

Jacobs' daughter, Rachel Jacobs had not been recovered and was deemed missing. The 39-year old is a New York resident but commuted to Philly for business.

The Michigan League for Public Policy issued the following statement: 

"The staff and board of the Michigan League for Public Policy send its deepest condolences to President & CEO Gilda Z. Jacobs and her family as they grieve the death of daughter Rachel Jacobs, who was on board the train that derailed Tuesday evening in Philadelphia. Rachel was loved and cherished by her entire family, her husband, her two-year-old son, friends and co-workers. The Jacobs family is requesting privacy at this time."

Jacobs was the CEO of ApprenNet. ApprenNet describes itself as a service for instructors to build effective video-based learning exercises built on learning by doing, crowd-sourced feedback and expert modeling.

FOX 2's sister station in Philadelphia spoke with a co-worker of Jacobs. Emily Foote told FOX 29 that Jacobs left Philadelphia at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday night for New York. She told her husband that she was en route to the city.

Foote was hoping Rachel took an earlier bus to get to the city.

Rachel Jacobs is a mother of a 2-year old son.
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