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UPDATE: Man Struck and Killed By Train in Long Branch

Long Branch Police say death is probable suicide

A man has been struck and killed by a train near Branchport Avenue in Long Branch on Monday afternoon.

Long Branch Police Capt. Jason Roebuck said it "appears to be a suicide," but that NJ Transit should be handling the investigation because it occurred on their property.

A NJ Transit spokeswoman said New York Bound North Jersey Coast Line  struck an adult male around 3:06 p.m. between the grade crossings of Joline Avenue and Branchport Avenue.

The spokeswoman said the crossing gates were down when the man was struck.

She said there were 35 passengers aboard the train and that there were no injuries reported to them or any NJ Transit crew.

She said the incident is still under investigation, but that the man's identity could be released today.

NJ Transit states that rail traffic is running normally again Tuesday morning. Rail traffic was suspended in both directions between Long Branch and Little Silver for several hours on Monday afternoon.

This is a breaking news story and it will be updated as soon as more details are available.

Dentss Dunnagun January 22, 2013 at 06:22 PM
Are U suggesting we ban trains ....Or depressed people from riding them ?
concerned January 23, 2013 at 01:30 AM
It was very surreal to me the guy came to work yesterday and a few hours later kills himself
David E January 25, 2013 at 11:44 PM
Sign of the VERY troubled times we live in.
DivineMomentsOfTruth January 27, 2013 at 01:10 PM
Honestly.. Trains should be banned! Enough is Enough! Trains kill! If it saves JUST ONE PERSON we should ban the scary looking double-decker trains and any other scary looking trains out there! Where are the 'Million Moms Against Trains'?
Marty Cohen January 29, 2013 at 09:17 PM
Sad for the family, he was someone's father, brother, husband and son. I was on that train stuck for 4 hours with a dead body underneath the train. NJ Transit is the worst !

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