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Apr 16, 2018 11:37 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Woman Struck And Killed By Long Island Rail Road Train In Speonk Monday

A 37-year-old woman was struck and killed by a Long Island Rail Road train near Speonk on Monday morning. GREG WEHNER
Apr 18, 2018 10:03 AM

A 37-year-old woman died after being struck by a Long Island Rail Road train in Speonk during the early morning hours on Monday, railroad officials said.

The woman, who officials did not identify, crossed the tracks just west of the Speonk train station when she was hit by an eastbound train, at about 12:25 a.m.

The incident forced Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police to shut down service in both directions for approximately 90 minutes, officials said. They added that the woman was not authorized to be on the tracks, and that the investigation was still ongoing.

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Sorry for the family of this person RIP
By watchdog1 (486), Southampton on Apr 16, 18 12:03 PM
This article doesn't look updated to me. Am I missing something that isn't what we already knew?
By ba (50), westhampton on Apr 18, 18 10:14 AM
Have they released this woman's name yet?
By johnj (896), Westhampton on Apr 18, 18 10:54 AM
It was released. It's Sally. That help?
By SlimeAlive (980), Southampton on Apr 18, 18 1:59 PM
Not at all. But coming from you that's no surprise.
By johnj (896), Westhampton on Apr 19, 18 9:47 AM
How horrible! A foolish decision that ended in tragedy for this woman. May She Rest In Peace. Please keep her family in your prayers and please keep the Engineer in your thoughts as well. This is extremely traumatic for the operators of these trains as they simply can't 'just stop' due to the inertia of the train.
If you drop something on the roadbed - call the MTA and let THEM get it for you! These tracks at Speonk are for Diesel trains and are not energized, but tracks further west have ...more
By DisgustedHamptons (42), Hampton Bays on Apr 28, 18 11:26 AM