LIRR: Man killed by train at crossing

A man was fatally struck by a train Thursday at the Little Neck Parkway crossing in Queens, the Long Island Rail Road said.

The man, in his 70s, was hit at 10:20 a.m., said Sam Zambuto, a spokesman for the commuter service.

Zambuto said that the man could have "accidentally fallen into the side of the train as it was going through the crossing," according to a preliminary investigation by Metropolitan Transportation Authority police


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Police did not identify the victim, and Zambuto said the investigation is continuing.

The incident resulted in a temporary suspension of service on the Port Washington branch for about 90 minutes.

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