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ID Released For 38-Year-Old Struck, Killed By Train In Fairfield County

Investigators have released the name of a the first of two men fatally struck by a train in Fairfield County in the span of less than 12 hours.
Investigators have released the name of a the first of two men fatally struck by a train in Fairfield County in the span of less than 12 hours. Photo Credit: Daily Voice

Investigators have released the name of a the first of two men fatally struck by a train in Fairfield County in the span of less than 12 hours.

Hartford County resident Michael Haden Crouse, age 38, of Newington, was struck and killed in the area of the Cos Cob station at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, an MTA spokesperson said.

Crouse was struck near the Mianus River Bridge, according to the MTA.

The strike was not criminal in nature, the spokesperson said, nor did it appear to be accidental. It caused delays of nearly an hour for some trains as MTA and local police investigated.

Hours later, at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 5, a second man was struck and killed by a train in Fairfield County outside the Stamford Metro-North station.

New Rochelle resident Noel Smith, age 54, was pronounced dead after being struck.

That fatal strike is also not believed to be criminal in nature.

The investigations into both fatal incidents are ongoing. Check Daily Voice for updates.

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