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Officials: Hempstead LIRR branch reopens after train hits, kills person

LIRR service on the Hempstead branch was restored

LIRR service on the Hempstead branch was restored after the suspension following the death of a person who was struck by a train near the Stewart Manor crossing early Sunday morning. Credit: Lou Minutoli

A person died after being hit by a train Sunday morning west of Stewart Manor, Long Island Rail Road officials said.

The Hempstead branch, which had been closed earlier Sunday morning between the Bellerose and Hempstead stations, was reopened just before 10 a.m., according to the LIRR's Twitter feed. 

A Long Island Rail Road spokeswoman said a train that left Penn Station at 6:22 a.m. and was scheduled to arrive at Hempstead at 7:14 a.m., hit the unidentified person about 7:10 a.m.

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