Startup exec, Michigan leader's daughter, killed in crash

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The daughter of longtime Michigan Democratic political figure and ex-state Sen. Gilda Jacobs has died in the crash of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia.

Thirty-nine-year-old Rachel Jacobs earlier was reported missing after Tuesday evening’s crash.

Her family says in a statement that Jacobs “was a wonderful mother, daughter, sister, wife and friend” who was devoted to family and social justice.

Rachel Jacobs grew up in suburban Detroit and was chief executive of Philadelphia-based ApprenNet, an education startup. She lived in New York with her husband and 2-year-old son.

Gilda Jacobs is chief executive of the Michigan League for Public Policy, which first confirmed her daughter’s death.

ApprenNet’s website says Rachel Jacobs has a BA from Swarthmore College and MBA from Columbia University and worked at McGraw-Hill and Ascend Learning.

Related posts

Mich. among 19 states that can intervene in cities

95.3 MNC

Florida semi driver killed in crash on U.S. 31 in Berrien County

Jon Zimney

3 convicted in Saginaw pre-prom fatal shooting

95.3 MNC