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Fatal accident results in delays on 3 LIRR lines

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 11, 2014 at 10:12 am •  Published: March 11, 2014

SYOSSET, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say service was delayed on three Long Island Rail Road branches after a man was fatally struck by a train.

LIRR spokesman Sal Arena says the man apparently darted onto the tracks at around 6 a.m. Tuesday east of the Syosset (sy-AH'-seht) Woodbury Road crossing.

The train was carrying about 300 passengers.

The shutdown on the Port Jefferson Branch also resulted in delays on the Ronkonkoma (rahn-KAHN'-kuh-muh) and the Oyster Bay branches.

Buses were provided for passengers affected by the service suspension.