NJ Transit officials are reporting a pedestrian strike with fatal injuries in Monmouth County on Thursday morning.
According to preliminary information at approximately 5:05 a.m., the North Jersey Coast Line rail service was suspended in both directions due to a pedestrian strike near Hazlet.
Emergency responders rushed to the scene and found an unidentified person fatally injured after a train struck them at that location, according to officials.
NJ Transit Police are conducting an active and ongoing investigation.
There are no reports of injuries on board the train at its time.
**UPDATE 6:41 a.m. :**
NJ Transit police released the following statement to RLS Media:
"The incident happened at approximately 4:45 a.m., North Jersey Coast Line train #3204 left Long Branch around 4:26 a.m. en route to NYC Penn Station but struck an adult male pedestrian who entered the tracks just west of the Hazlet Train Station. The train had 20 customers and crew members on board with no injuries. Service was suspended in both directions as police conducted the investigation.
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