Trespasser Fatally Struck by Train in East Orange

NJ Transit officials are investigating a train strike that left a trespasser dead in East Orange this evening.

According to a statement released by NJ Transit officials, the incident happened at approximately 5:28 p.m. on the Morris-Essex Line when train number 807 that departed from Hoboken and was en route to Lake Hopatcong struck an unidentified person who entered the tracks near the Brick Church Station.

Officials say the person was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident caused a brief suspension on the Morris-Essex Line that has since been lifted to about 75-minute delays according to officials.

Cross-honoring is in effect system-wide officials said.