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UPDATE: Pastor, 72, Struck, Killed By Commuter Train In Hackensack

The Rev. Robert Davis Sr.
The Rev. Robert Davis Sr. Photo Credit: FACEBOOK

A local church pastor was struck and killed by a commuter train Saturday afternoon in Hackensack, authorities said.

The Rev. Robert Davis Sr. was struck at the Passaic Street crossing off Railroad Avenue across from the Hackensack Market around 2:45 p.m., city Police Capt. Darrin DeWitt said.

It wasn't immediately clear how Davis, the pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church, ended up in the path of the Spring Valley-bound #2115 NJ Transit train or which part struck him.

His wife, the Rev. Carolyn Davis, was doing voter registration outside of the market and he was walking from home to be with her when he was struck, a close family friend said.

Police and paramedics from Hackensack University Medical Center who arrived within moments conducted CPR, DeWitt said.

The Rev. Robert Davis Sr. was struck at the Passaic Street crossing off Railroad Avenue in Hackensack.

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Resuscitation efforts continued while the reverend was being taken to nearby Hackensack University Medical Center, where Davis was pronounced dead shortly after arriving, he said. 

SEE: Man Struck, Killed By Commuter Train In Hackensack

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