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UPDATE: Bergen Executive, Father Of Four ID'd As Train Death Victim

Harrington Park freight train fatality.
Harrington Park freight train fatality. Photo Credit: Norwood PD

A married Haworth father of four was struck and killed by a freight train in Harrington Park late Sunday.

Responders said the victim apparently walked the two miles or so to the spot 100 yards or so yards south of the LaRoche Avenue crossing, where he was struck shortly after 4 p.m. 

The media executive, who'd worked with major television and Internet companies, was pronounced dead at the scene soon after.

His death was ruled a suicide, Harrington Park Police Chief Albert Maalouf said.

“CSX appreciates the swift response by local emergency personnel and extends its thoughts to those impacted by this tragic event," the company wrote. "We remind the public that any activity on or near a rail line can be dangerous."

A local fundraiser was mounted for the family to help pay for the funeral and other expenses.

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The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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