The 22-year-old woman fatally struck by a subway at Grand Central Station late Tuesday has been identified as a California resident who was an intern at white-shoe investment bank and an undergraduate student at NYU, The Post has learned.
The woman who fell onto the tracks as a southbound 7 train was approaching around 10:40 p.m. Tuesday was identified as Helen Chen, of Burbank, police sources said.
In a statement to The Post, a spokeswoman for Lazard confirmed the woman had been working at the bank’s New York office in Rockefeller Center.
“Lazard is devastated about the tragic death of our colleague. The loss of someone so early in life is unimaginable. Our thoughts are with her family, friends and her Lazard colleagues.”
Litquidity, a social media account that’s closely watched by financial types, first posted about the Lazard connection on Instagram.
The woman, whose name has not been officially released, fell onto the tracks and was hit by a southbound 7 train at 10:40 p.m. Tuesday, The Post reported.
The train’s operator attempted to stop when he saw the woman but was unable to apply the brakes in time, police sources said. Police said they weren’t immediately sure what caused her to fall.
First responders tried to resuscitate the woman but she died on the scene about an hour after being struck, according to police. It’s unclear what caused the woman to fall onto the subway tracks.
Lazard sent a note on Wednesday informing employees about the woman’s death, a source told The Post.
The tragedy comes just a month after Goldman Sachs employee Daniel Enriquez, who had worked at the bank’s Global Investment Research division, was brutally shot on a Manhattan-bound Q train on his way to brunch. Goldman chief executive David Solomon called the incident “devastating” and a “senseless tragedy” in a statement to bank employees.
Goldman Sachs slashed a slew of pandemic-era perks that included free Ubers to and from headquarters in Lower Manhattan prior to the killing of Enriquez.
Lazard declined to comment on whether it provides transportation perks to employees.