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2 Struck, Killed by LIRR Train in Copiague


UPDATE: Copiague LIRR Accident Victims Identified

Two people were reportedly struck and killed by an eastbound Long Island Rail Road train west of the Copiague station during the Tuesday evening rush-hour commute.

The two female victims were hit by a non-passenger train at about 6:30 p.m., LIRR spokesman Sam Zambuto told The Associated Press. The victims were reportedly pronounced dead at the scene.


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Service was temporarily suspended on the Babylon Branch while investigators gathered evidence. It was later restored with up to hour-long delays.

MTA Police are investigating the deaths. The victims’ identities were not immediately available.

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