Copiague Teens Struck, Killed By LIRR Train

COPIAGUE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Two 18-year-old women struck and killed by a Long Island Rail Road train Tuesday night have been identified.

Ariana Napolitano and Katherine Sanchez, both of Copiague, were fatally struck around 6:30 p.m. by a 12-car train which was headed to a rail yard in Babylon.

There were no passengers on the train at the time of the incident.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said it is not clear what the teens were doing on the tracks about a half-mile west of the Copiague Station.

The MTA police are investigating.


One Comment

  1. Ryan says:

    I’ve heard that the trains were a short cut for people in that area. From what I have seen neither of this girls would have been drunk, high, or want to kill themselves.

    I am not saying why they were up there nor am I speculating but chances are they thought it was safe to go up for maybe 5 seconds having no idea that none passenger train which would be unscheduled would pass through.

    I think sadly we will never know,

    I have nothing but love for these families and I am sure they were both beautiful women and I hope that somehow their families can move on. It would be what the girls probably would want.

  2. Jewel says:

    No, NOT a double suicide!!! No drugs or alcohol involved!!!!! Just the media as usual giving bits and pieces of the story to sensationalize & profit on the misery of others!!! Perhaps you should do a little more research on the story before you jump to any ASSumptions! Nevermind, why would I believe you were intelligent enough to become more informed before you passed judgement!!!!!!
    Oddly enough, it still AMAZES me how quick people are to JUDGE others based on 12 lines of speculative information and INTERPRET it as fact!!!!! Ignorance is bliss I guess. Then again, all those that have snide, judgmental & asinine things to say never made a mistake or poor decision in their lives before

  3. Angela says:

    what were they doing on the tracks in the frist place ? , a Dangerous area to be going on , its says in the papers that they were both scared of the tracks , wondering if someone else was with them the night they were both killed .this just doesn’t add up here , sooner or later the cops will solve this crime May they both R.I.P. 18 year old taken way too soon

  4. Charles Bronson says:

    A double suicide perhaps? Who voluntarily puts themselves into the path of a train?

  5. isabel says:

    Don’t walk on tracks and this won’t happen.

  6. Pfigueroa says:

    dnt talk about it if u dnt know!!!!!!

  7. Pfigueroa says:

    there was no drugs or alchol!!!!!!

  8. Do you hear the train says:

    Drugs and drinking are the missing part of the story.

    1. Mel says:

      Wow how insensitive can you be? You have no idea what you’re talking about, you have no idea what our families are going through. So please keep your ignorant and inconsiderate comments to yourself. You don’t know the area and you sure as hell didn’t know these two.

    2. James says:

      Excuse me?! i hope you know thats one of my best friends you’re talking about. Oh yea and btw there was no smoking or drinking involved! they didnt do that. So get your information right before you start talking about things you dont know!

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