A 71-year-old Saddle Brook man was struck and killed by a commuter train while crossing the tracks in Garfield Tuesday afternoon, responders and witnesses said.
Midland Avenue was temporarily closed from Semel Avenue to Outwater Lane after the mishap occurred around 3:30 p.m. near the Plauderville Station.
The No. 64 train left Port Jervis and 1:35 p.m. and was due to arrive in Hoboken at 3:54 p.m., NJ Transit's Kate Thompson said.There were no injuries to the 40 customers on board, Thompson said.Service was temporarily suspended in both directions on NJ Transit's Main/Bergen-Port Jervis Line, she said.NJ Transit police were investigating with Garfield police.
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