New Milford Man, 26, Struck Killed By Overnight Freight Train In Bergenfield

A 26-year-old New Milford man died by an apparent suicide when he was struck by a freight train overnight in Bergenfield, authorities said.

CSX freight train

CSX freight train

Photo Credit: Suh

Borough police were in the area of the railroad crossing at Church Street when the southbound CSX train "screeched to an abrupt halt" at 2:50 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, Capt. William Duran said.

Bergenfield detectives joined them along with CSX police, members of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Identification and the county medical examiner's office, the captain said.

"There was no indication of foul play at the scene," Duran said, adding that the death appeared to be suicide. 


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