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Person Struck, Killed by LIRR Train Near Bethpage Station

Incident took place east of the Bethpage station, an LIRR spokeswoman said.

A person was struck and killed by an eastbound Long Island Rail Road train in Farmingdale Tuesday evening, officials said.

The incident happened at about 6:18 p.m. east of the Bethpage station, an LIRR spokeswoman said. The victim was killed.

The 5:09 p.m. train from Penn Station had been heading east to Speonk. It was the only train affected and was on the move again at 7:30 p.m., operating 94 minutes late, the spokeswoman said.

Police have not yet released the name of the victim, a male, pending family notification. No other details were immediately available. 

LT May 29, 2014 at 06:57 AM
sometimes the "jumpers" wave goodbye to the conductor. it's very traumatic for the conductor and will probably change their lives forever. please don't do it
deweysmom May 29, 2014 at 07:37 AM
This was an elderly man with alzheimers not a suicide
Kathy Leone Davis May 29, 2014 at 07:56 AM
Not a suicide. Elderly man with Alzheimer's.
LT May 29, 2014 at 07:58 AM
soooo sad. please extend my condolences.
antman611756 May 29, 2014 at 08:23 AM
Damn, that's awful for both driver & victim.

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