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Person Struck And Killed By LIRR Train Near Deer Park Station

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LIRR Train (credit: purist_andrew/Flickr)

LIRR Train (credit: purist_andrew/Flickr)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A person has been struck and killed by a Long Island Rail Road train near the Deer Park train station, the LIRR said.

The incident snarled the morning commute.

Service along the Ronkonkoma Branch was suspended and several trains bound for the Atlantic Terminal or Penn Station were canceled as police investigated.

The victim, identified by Metropolitan Transportation Authority police as 42-year-old Gary McCue, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ronkonkoma eastbound trains were terminated in Farmingdale. Customers headed east of Farmingdale were told to detrain in Hicksville for buses.

Service was restored at around 10 a.m.

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