Aspiring actress, 21, dies at NYC subway station after being hit by train
Helen McDonald-Phalon got caught between the train car and the platform and was pulled under the train, an official said.
An aspiring actress was pulled to her death by a subway train at the Union Square station in Manhattan over the weekend, the second dragging death of a rider on a platform this year.
The 21-year-old woman, identified by her family as Helen McDonald-Phalon, was on the downtown 6 train platform around 3:30 a.m. on Saturday when she came into contact with a train, according to an official with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
She got caught between the train car and the platform and was pulled under the train, the official said. She died at the subway station.
The platform wasn’t crowded, and the MTA is investigating what happened, the official said.