A person was fatally hit by a westbound Long Island Rail Road train east of the Syosset station at the start of the Tuesday morning rush-hour commute.

The victim was struck and killed shortly after 5 a.m. by 4:55 a.m. train from Port Jefferson due in Hunterspoint Avenue at 6:37 a.m., according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Service was suspended in both directions between Huntington and Hicksville on the Port Jefferson Branch for several hours before being restored at the end of the peak rush.

MTA police are investigating the cause of the incident, which came one day after another person was struck by a train in Wyandanch.


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