A pedestrian was reportedly struck and killed by an eastbound Long Island Rail Road train near the Bethpage station on Tuesday evening.

The victim was hit shortly after 6 p.m. by the 5:09 p.m. train from Penn Station due in Speonk at 7:13 p.m., according to the MTA.

The victim’s identity was not released.

The train was more than an hour-and-a-half late once it got underway.

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


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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.