A person was reportedly struck and killed by a train...

A person was reportedly struck and killed by a train near a crossing in Mastic Saturday night around 6:50 p.m.  Credit: Tom Lambui

An unidentified man was struck and killed by a Long Island Rail Road train just before 7 p.m. on Saturday near the Mastic-Shirley station, causing a temporary suspension in service, according to the MTA.

The man was hit by the 5:19 p.m. train traveling from Montauk to Jamaica, the MTA said.

He was struck about 100 feet west of the Mastic Road railroad crossing at 6:51 p.m. and pronounced dead at 6:59 p.m., according to spokesman Aaron Donovan. His identification is pending until his family is notified.

Service on the Montauk Branch resumed at 921 p.m. with residual delays.

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