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Man struck, killed by NJ Transit train in Union County

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ (Union County) – A man was struck and killed by an NJ Transit train Thursday afternoon, according to NJ Transit.

At around 1:37 p.m., Gladstone Branch Train #419 which departed from Hoboken at 12:36 p.m. and was scheduled to arrive in Gladstone at 2:12 p.m. struck and fatally injured an adult male pedestrian in the vicinity of Valley Avenue Bridge in Berkeley Heights, authorities said.

NJ Transit originally reported that a female was also struck by the train but that was determined not to have occurred.

There were no injuries reported to the approximately 10 customers or crew on board, authorities said.

The Gladstone Branch was temporarily suspended near the Berkeley Heights Station but has since resumed. Substitute bus service was provided during the suspension.

New Jersey Transit Police are leading the investigation.

This story was updated to reflect that an adult female was not struck by the train.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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