Individual fatally struck near Wantagh LIRR station

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An unauthorized individual was fatally struck on the railroad tracks near the Wantagh Long Island Rail Road station Tuesday night. 

A Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesperson said that the individual, who has not been identified, was hit at 5:04 p.m. MTA police are still investigating the incident, the spokesperson said. 

Customers riding the Long Island Rail Road's Babylon branch faced delays as a result of the incident.  Customers were asked to anticipate delays and possible cancellations Tuesday evening, the MTA spokesperson said. Customers were advised to check https://new.mta.info/agency/long-island-rail-road for service impacts.

As of 9 a.m. on Sept. 15, the branch was operating "on or close" to schedule.

The Wantagh Long Island Rail Road station around 5:18 on Sept. 14.
The Wantagh Long Island Rail Road station around 5:18 on Sept. 14.


This is a developing story. Check back for more information. 

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