Mom says aspiring actress daughter was killed by subway train after 'a bad day at work'

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The mother of an aspiring actress who was dragged to her death by a subway train over the weekend has revealed that her daughter lost her life after having a 'bad day at work' and going out to 'blow off some steam'.

Authorities say Helen McDonald-Phalon, 21, of Brooklyn, New York, was hit and dragged by a southbound No. 6 subway train at the Union Square station in Manhattan around 3am on Saturday.

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New York police indicated that McDonald-Phalon got her clothes or body parts caught by the train as it pulled into the station.

Surveillance cameras captured the moment McDonald-Phalon was dragged along the platform before she ultimately was pulled onto the tracks where she was killed, police said.

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The woman's grieving mother, Ann McDonald, told the New York Post that her daughter had been singing, dancing and acting since childhood, and dreamed of a career in musical theater.

'She was working and just trying to make it,' McDonald said of her late daughter, whom she described as amazing, talented, loving and kind. 'She had a bad day at work, some customer was rude to her, and she went out to blow off some steam and she slipped on the subway and fell.'

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The mother added that McDonald-Phalon was 'a light' in...
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