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One Killed in Berkeley Heights Train Strike, One Injured

By kbm0423 on
Berkeley Heights

New Jersey Transit officials are investigating a fatal pedestrian strike that occurred this afternoon in Berkeley Heights.

According to officials, Gladstone Branch Train #419 departed from Hoboken at 12:36 p.m. and was scheduled to arrive in Gladstone at 2:12 p.m. 

Officials said that at approximately 1:37 p.m., this train struck and fatally injured an adult male and injured an adult female pedestrian in the vicinity of Valley Avenue Bridge in Berkeley Heights. 

The extent of the female pedestrian's injuries is unknown at this time. 

According to officials, there were no injuries reported to the approximately ten customers or crew on board. 

Currently, the Gladstone Branch is suspended near the Berkeley Heights Station. 

New Jersey Transit Police are on the scene leading the investigation.