Jamel Wilson, 26, was hit by the 5:41 p.m. train from Penn Station due in Ronkonkoma at 6:49 p.m. as it passed the Brentwood station at 6:41 p.m., according to Metropolitan Transportation Authority police. The train, a rush hour express, does not stop in Brentwood.
Witnesses saw Wilson run around the Brentwood Road crossing gates, which were down, at the west end of the train station and try to cross the tracks when he was killed, an LIRR spokesman said. Investigators have deemed the death an accident.
Train service was suspended in both directions on the Ronkonkoma line west of Farmingdale resulting in more than two hours of delays while police were on the scene.