Police Identify Victim in Friday's Railroad Incident

Posted on  03/10/2013 7:52 pm


  • 800 block of New Castle Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware

Date of Occurrence:

  • Friday, March 8, 2013, at 9:59 p.m.


  • Colleen Anderson, White female, 39, of the 600 block of North Broom Street, Wilmington, Delaware


Friday night at approximately 9:59 p.m., police responded to the 800 block of New Castle Avenue in reference to a woman who walked onto the railroad tracks as a train was approaching. Upon the arrival of officers, the victim, later identified as 39-year-old Colleen Anderson of the 600 block of North Broom Street in Wilmington, was located laying across the railroad tracks unresponsive. The victim succumbed to her injuries.

This investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information can call:

  • Detective Scott Chaffin at (302) 576-3628.
  • Wilmington Police Confidential Tip Line at (302) 576-3990.
  • Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 (1-800-847-3333) or online at www.tipsubmit.com.