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Person Fatally Struck Near Mineola LIRR Station

Pedestrian struck at approximately 10:30 p.m. Sunday night at Willis Avenue crossing.

Long Island Rail Road officials have confirmed a fatality Sunday night near the Mineola train station.

The fatal accident occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. Sunday night near the Willis Avenue at-grade crossing just east of the Mineola LIRR station where the main line branches off to the Oyster Bay Line.

Trains on the Port Jefferson, Oyster Bay and Ronkonkoma branches experienced a temporary suspension of service between Hicksville and Jamaica.

One track was later restored to service at about 11:50 p.m. according to officials.

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The train that struck the person originated in Ronkonkoma at 9:40 p.m. and was headed west to Penn Station, scheduled to arrive at 10:59 p.m.

Another pedestrian was struck at the location in August 2010.

LIRR, MTA police are conducting an investigation with Nassau County Police.

Update: According to detectives, a 62 year old Mineola man, who was running northbound on foot crossing the train tracks at Willis Avenue and Hinck Way, was struck by a westbound Long Island Rail Road train. The victim, whose name is being withheld pending family notification, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at 10:35 pm at the scene.

MTA detectives are continuing the investigation into this incident.

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Daniel C January 21, 2013 at 03:44 PM
not for nothing... thats why there are lights and bells and all sorts of goodies to warn you that a train is coming.
marta desousa January 21, 2013 at 04:15 PM
No one has patience that's the problem. God forbid they wait a minute I see it all the time they walk right around I just don't get it!
mike hunt January 22, 2013 at 11:41 PM
My comment gets removed yeah OK what happen to free peach guess not on this diet oooookkk
Geoffrey Walter January 22, 2013 at 11:48 PM
Comment was removed due to foul/ inappropriate language which violates our terms of service.

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