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2 People Struck and Killed by LIRR Trains Saturday

Two Long Island Rail Road trains were involved in separate incidents Saturday morning in which two people were struck and killed, a LIRR spokeswoman said.

The first incident occurred at 10:10 a.m. when a Babylon-bound train that left Speonk at 10:01 a.m. fatally struck a male bicyclist in his 20s who went around the gates at Railroad Avenue in Center Moriches, the spokeswoman said. About a dozen customers were onboard at the time of the incident.

An hour and a half later, an eastbound train from Penn Station due in Ronkonkoma at 11:32 struck and killed a person just one mile west of its destination, the spokeswoman said. Busses were called to transport the more than 200 people onboard the train.

Both incidents caused suspensions on their respective lines but normal service has since resumed.

The LIRR has yet to release the identities of the two people who were killed.

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