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UPDATE: Woman, 88, Struck, Killed By Commuter Train In Westwood Identified

The victim had a wheeled walker.
The victim had a wheeled walker. Photo Credit: Boyd A. Loving

A woman with a wheeled walker who was struck and killed by a commuter train in Westwood was identified as an 88-year-old local resident.

Cecile L. Archer lived at the nearby Madison Apartments, across the tracks from where she was hit near the Westwood train station at 9:48 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12, NJ TRANSIT said.

The Pascack Valley Line No. 1605 train had left Hoboken at 8:56 a.m. and was to arrive in Spring Valley at 10:10 a.m., NJ TRANSIT's Jim Smith said.

Archer, formerly of Park Ridge, was pronounced dead at the scene at Broadway and Jefferson Avenue by an ALS unit.

The train remained stopped and the area closed off by Westwood police while NJ TRANSIT investigated. The Bergen County Sheriff's Office and Bergen County Medical Examiner's Office also responded.

There were no injuries to the crew or 30 customers on board, Smith said.

The area was cleared and reopened shortly before 12:45 p.m.

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