NJ Transit train fatally hits teen in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ – New Jersey 101.5 FM

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — A young victim died after being struck by an NJ Transit train Sunday afternoon
The No. 4749 train heading south had just left the Point Pleasant Beach station when it struck the juvenile at the Forman Avenue crossing, according to NJ Transit spokesman Everett Merrill. It was due into Bay Head at 4:36 p.m.
The identity of the juvenile and the circumstances of the incident were not disclosed by NJ Transit or Point Pleasant Beach police. Two bicycles are seen laying on the ground next to the crossing in photos of the investigation.
Point Pleasant Borough School District Superintendent Adam L. Angelozzi told New Jersey 101.5 in a statement the victim was a male high school student who grew up attending the district's schools.
"During this difficult time, our thoughts are with his family, friends, and our entire community. The Point Pleasant Borough School District Counseling Department is available for support services to help our students and staff members process their grief," Angelozzi said in an email.
None of the nine passengers and crew on board were injured, according to Merrill.
The rail crossings south of Forman Avenue were closed for several hours during the initial investigation. Two trains due to depart from Bay Head were canceled Sunday evening because of the crash.
NJ Transit police are leading the investigation of the incident.
Dan Alexander is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at dan.alexander@townsquaremedia.com
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