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UPDATED: Man Fatally Struck by NJ Transit Train in Hazlet

Service was temporarily suspended after the incident but has since resumed.

By John Saccenti

North Jersey Coast Line service was temporarily suspended Tuesday after a trespasser was hit and killed near the Hazlet station at about 4:20 a.m., according to NJ Transit.

The incident is being investigated as a possible suicide by NJ Transit Police, according to William J. Smith, senior public information officer.

Service resumed as of 7:15 a.m. and passengers can expect 10 to 15 minutes delays, said Smith. In addition, the 7:32 a.m. NJCL train from New York Penn Station, and the 7:23 a.m. train from Matawan have been canceled.

According to NJ Transit, train 3202, a New York-bound North Jersey Coast Line train, hit and fatally injured an adult male trespasser just west of the Hazlet Station near the Bethany Road crossing. There were 25 passengers aboard the train with no reported injuries to passengers or crews.

Passengers were transported by bus to another train at Aberdeen-Matawan.

NJ Transit Police have responded to the scene and are leading the investigation. It is being investigated as a possible suicide.

For updates regarding service, check the NJ Transit twitter feed here.

Paul January 14, 2014 at 07:22 AM
Someone was killed by a train in the Hazlet vicinity is what I heard.

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