Person Dies After Being Struck By LIRR Train Near Southold: MTA

Southern New York According to the MTA LIRR, a person was killed near Southold on Monday morning after being hit by a Long Island Rail Road train.

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An MTA official stated that the incident happened at 8:53 in the morning and involved an eastbound train destined for Greenport. An unknown person who was on the rails “unauthorizedly” was struck a short distance west of the Southold station.

The MTA reported that although some trains were delayed for a short period of time, all service had been resumed by 11:34 a.m.

According to the MTA, the occurrence doesn’t seem to be criminal in character.

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The 7:30 a.m. train from Ronkonkoma, scheduled to arrive in Greenport at 8:54 a.m., was running two hours and 35 minutes late via Mattituck, according to the MTA. MTA representatives stated the probe is still ongoing.