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Bicyclist struck, killed by NJ Transit train in Essex County

MONTCLAIR TOWNSHIP, NJ (Essex County) – A bicyclist was struck and killed by an NJ Transit train in Montclair Township Monday night.

At around 9:40 p.m., Montclair Boonton Line train 1087, which departed Hoboken at 8:58 p.m. and was scheduled to arrive at Hackettstown at 11:07 p.m., struck and fatally injured an adult male on a bicycle prior to Watchung Avenue station in Montclair Township, according to NJ Transit.

No injuries were reported to the seven customers or the crew on board at the time, authorities said.

the Montclair-Boonton Line rail service was temporarily suspended in both directions between Walnut Street and Upper Montclair but has since resumed, authorities said.

New Jersey Transit Police are leading the investigation.

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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