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Man Hit By Train in West Islip Dies

LIRR officials identify victim as Brendan Clifford of East Islip.

Man Hit By Train in West Islip Dies

An East Islip man struck by a westbound Long Island Rail Road train in West Islip late Wednesday night has died.

According to LIRR spokesperson Marjorie Anders, Brendan Clifford, 22, was trespassing on the tracks when he was struck a quarter-mile east of the Higbie Lane crossing at around 11 p.m.

Clifford was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Anders said the train involved in the incident was the 9:59 p.m. from Speonk that was due into Babylon at 11:07 p.m.

It is not clear why Clifford was on the tracks. Anders said an investigation by Metropolitan Transportation Authority police is continuing. 

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