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LIRR: Man hit by train dies

A man struck by a Long Island Rail Road train near the Queens Village station Sunday has died, a railroad official said Monday.

The identity of the man has not been released.

Officials said about 350 passengers were aboard the Manhattan-bound train when it struck the victim at about 4:20 p.m. just west of the station.

The train, operating on the Port Jefferson line, was headed from Huntington to Penn Station -- and was held for about two hours as police investigated. Officials identified the victim only as a trespasser -- and could not provide additional details regarding his presence on the tracks, saying the case remains under investigation on Monday.

Officials suspended service on the Port Jefferson line for about an hour between Queens Village and New Hyde Park, and passengers remained aboard the affected train for nearly two hours as authorities interviewed the conductor and passengers. Service was back to normal by 6:30 p.m.

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