A 63-year-old man whose car was struck by a Long Island Rail Road train east of the Brentwood station during the Friday evening rush hour commute later died of his injuries.

The westbound non-passenger train hit the victim’s car at the Islip Avenue crossing and pushed it down the tracks before coming to a rest at around 4 p.m. Friday, according to the LIRR.

The LIRR had suspended service in both directions between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma for about two hours while investigators were on the scene.

MTA Police are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash. The victim, whose identity was not immediately available, later died at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore.


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Timothy Bolger is the Managing Editor for the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.