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Person Killed By Train at Watsessing Ave. Station is Identified

NJ Transit Police identify the individual as 17 year-old East Orange resident.

Person Killed By Train at Watsessing Ave. Station is Identified Person Killed By Train at Watsessing Ave. Station is Identified

NJ Transit Police have identified the individual by a train at the Watsessing Avenue Station yesterday as Gerson Tejeda, 17, of East Orange, according to NJ Transit spokesperson Penny Bassett Hackett.

Tejeda was struck shortly before 4 p.m. on Wednesday by a train traveling west on the Montclair-Boonton line. The train, which had just left the Broad Street station in Newark, was schedule to arrive at the Bloomfield station on Glenwood Avenue at 3:55 p.m. It was not scheduled to stop at the Watsessing Station.

The train was carrying 60 passengers; none of whom reported any injuries at that time. The incident resulted in rail delays during the rush hour commute.

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