Emily Matson Cause of death, How did the Erie news anchor die? Fairview train accident explained

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News anchor Emily Matson passed away


Colleagues and audiences of Erie News Now are in shock following the passing of beloved TV news anchor Emily Matson.

The Pennsylvania TV station released statement saying, “Emily was shining light in our newsroom, delivering news with passion and love she had for the Erie community and Northwest Pennsylvania.”

Emily Matson, an esteemed Pennsylvania news anchor who covered Erie for 20 years, died on December 11, 2023. Read on to know more about her death.

Emily Matson passed away:

Popular and multi-award-winning news anchor and reporter Emily Matson, who spent almost twenty years working at WIPU-TV in Erie, Pennsylvania, has passed away. She was only 42 years old.

Emily was hit by the train and passed away. Erie county coroner office ruled the cause of death as suicide.

The parent company of NBC affiliate WIPU, Lilly Broadcasting, confirmed her passing on December 11 but provided no further information.

Lilly Broadcasting released a statement saying,

“We have learned of the passing of our beloved Erie News Now news anchor Emily Matson with a very heavy heart.” “Emily was a shining light in our newsroom, delivering news with a passion and love she had for the Erie community and Northwest Pennsylvania. We loved Emily dearly and our hearts go out to the Matson family and her husband Ryan at this time.”

Emily Matson cause of death:

Emily Matson passed away after being struck by a train in Fairview Township early on Monday morning.

Erie County 911 reports that the accident occurred on Monday at approximately 12:45 a.m. in the vicinity of Eaton and Tow roads.

The Erie County Coroner’s Office stated that she was pronounced dead at the scene at 2 a.m. on Monday. According to Pennsylvania State Police, the train halted following the collision and called the authorities. The accident is being looked into by state police.

Emily is survived by her husband, Ryan. Many people are deeply saddened by Emily’s sudden passing. Along with her accomplishments in her career, she will be cherished for her contagious enthusiasm and dedication to her work.

Erie county office says Emily Matson cause of death is ruled as suicide.

Who was Emily Matson?

Matson began her career as an intern at WJET-TV in Erie in the early 2000s. She moved to WICU and spent two years producing the morning show there before getting a job as an on-air reporter.

On her bio page, Matson stated, “I was sad to leave the morning crew, but excited when offered the reporter job I’d been striving for. As a general assignment reporter, I focused on the crime beat since my first day on the job, and I love it! I feel I’m really making a difference in the Erie community, meeting new people, and telling the stories that affect everybody every day.
One of the things I love about my job is that no single day is EVER the same. I love breaking news situations.”, she wrote.

She co-anchored WICU every night at 7 and 11 p.m. and was the recipient of two Great Spot News Awards from the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters.

Tributes to Emily:

Dan Wells Wxix posted,

I’m absolutely dumbfounded. Thinking of my friend Emily Matson.
May the road rise up to meet you.
And the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
My heart goes out to you all at Erie News Now

Jill McCormick JET 24 – FOX 66 wrote,

The news today of Emily Matson’s passing came as a shock. I had the honor of working with Emily when she was just starting out in the business. She had a wicked sense of humor and could get to the bottom of a story like no one else. She will be missed by those of us who were lucky enough to work with her and by those who knew her via the TV. I wish her co-workers at WICU strength and prayers as they work to make sense of it all and honor Emily’s contributions to the community.

Victor Irizarry wrote,

Sadly going to miss Emily Matson , she was an amazing person and a great friend. Her and I did a story in P.R.and she was a very humble and caring person and show alot of compassion for everyone around her. We are definitely going to miss you. R.I.P.

ENN Eva Mastromatteo posted,

Irreplaceable. You are so missed Emily Matson News
Memories will be cherished forever.

Char Riddle posted,

ENN John Stehlin sending thoughts and prayers to you and all the ENN family on the loss of Emily Matson News.


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1 thought on “Emily Matson Cause of death, How did the Erie news anchor die? Fairview train accident explained”

  1. God bless Emily and all the people that have committed suicide I had a friend commit suicide a few months back on the tracks too God bless her and her family life must be that bad we have to do stuff like that you know what I mean people are silent about it and nobody believes people when you talk about it God bless Emily and hopefully you’re with the Lord


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