A pedestrian was fatally struck by an eastbound Long Island Rail Road train in Syosset late Monday night.

The victim was hit shortly before midnight by the 11:42 p.m. train from Penn Station due in Huntington at 12:48 a.m., according to the LIRR.

The victim was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene.

MTA Police are continuing the investigation into the cause of the fatality.

A substitute train replaced the one that hit the victim.


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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.