Princeton Student from Roseville Identified as Victim of Texas Train Crash

Yasmin Ahmed Abdillahi Photo: GoFundMe
Yasmin Ahmed Abdillahi

June 11, 2018 12:47 PM

A 20-year-old Princeton University undergraduate student from Roseville, Minnesota, was hit and killed by a train in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday.

According to a release from the university, Yasmin Ahmed Abdillahi was a member of the class of 2020.


"Words cannot begin to express how deeply we will miss Yasmin," Sohaib Sultan, coordinator for Muslim Life in the Office of the Dean of Religious Life, said in a statement. "She was a quiet, kind, contemplative soul. Her friends from back home in Minnesota and on campus are remembering her likewise as a person with a special compassionate heart and great mind."

Abdillahi is reportedly survived by her parents, three brothers and a sister. She attended Harding High School in St. Paul and had previously lived in Illinois and Texas.

According to the university, a gathering will take place on campus at 6:30 p.m. Monday and a memorial service will be held when the fall semester commences.

A GoFundMe page has been established in Abdillahi's name.


Rebecca Omastiak

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