A man walking across a train crossing was struck and killed by a train on Monday morning. The train accident happened in Huntington. Crossing gates were down and signals were flashing at the time. The train was unable to stop in time.
The pedestrian, identified so far only as being male, was struck by the 11:37 a.m. train from Port Jefferson to Hicksville. The accident occurred at approximately 12:25 p.m.
Service on the branch has been temporarily suspended, railroad officials said.
The man was hit at the Lake Avenue crossing. The train accident is being investigated. It is unknown why the victim did not stop for the train.