Watertown Woman Killed by Train in South Attleboro

The woman was struck by an Amtrak train on Wednesday afternoon.


The woman struck and killed by an Amtrak train Wednesday afternoon in South Attleboro was 26-year-old Laura Kibuuka of Watertown. MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo released the information on her identity Friday afternoon. 

Kibuuka was struck by an Acela Express train near the station at 1315 Newport Ave., which can reach up to 150 mph. Pesaturo said Wednesday that it was unclear why she was on the track. He said Friday that the incident remains under investigation by the MBTA Transit Police.

There were 197 passengers aboard the train, which was traveling from Washington D.C. to Boston. No passengers or crew members were injured. 

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Natalia January 11, 2013 at 07:14 PM
She was the most dedicated and determined person I know, and it is a pleasure to have been been friend.
Natalia January 11, 2013 at 07:15 PM
She knew better English than the rest of us, she spoke beautifully and wrote amazing papers.
edkay January 18, 2013 at 11:36 PM
Kibuuka, of Watertown, Mass., originally hailed from Mengo, Uganda, where she was inspired to pursue medicine “in part from her experience in Africa with the AIDS epidemic,” Paxson wrote. Kibuuka, who graduated with a degree in biology from the University of Massachusetts at Boston in 2009, also had a history of community service. Kibuuka taught English as a Second Language to adults in Watertown and served as a mathematics teaching assistant for rising first-years at the University of Massachusetts, Paxson wrote. Kibuuka also interned with the biotechnology company Genzyme as an undergraduate and worked at the Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease at Massachusetts General Hospital as a research technician.
Tabula Joel January 20, 2013 at 11:44 AM
Laura's remains have been put to rest today 20 Jan 2013 but as her biological brothers and sisters, it will take us Gods mercy to forget some issues. You will always be remembered by your brothers Jonah, Joel and sisters Marjorie, Rose and Stella. May God grant us comfort in these trying moments and help us answer the un answered questions. May God receive your soul with joy coz we are sure your in the safe hands of the Lord almighty. R.I.P Laura Nakamya Leila
Natalia January 21, 2013 at 02:55 PM
Joel, I would like to extend my deepest condolences to you and your entire family. Laura will always be remembered. She was an exceptional classmate, coworker, friend, family member, care taker, and everything she took on she did an amazing job at. She always put her all into everything and I couldn’t have asked for a more caring and loving friend. I went to highschool and college with Laura and I miss her terribly. Rest in heavenly peace Laura, may you live on in the hearts of those you touched.


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