2 killed on N.J. train tracks; second victim killed by train sent after first death

Tuesday, November 21st 2006, 8:30 am
By: News On 6

BRADLEY BEACH, N.J. (AP) _ A man was struck and killed early Tuesday by a commuter train sent to pick up passengers stranded after their first train hit and killed a woman, authorities said.

Two hundred passengers were aboard an NJ Transit train when it hit a woman in Matawan, 22 miles south of Newark, just before midnight Monday, agency spokesman Dan Stessel said.

A train was sent to pick up passengers from the first train while the death was being investigated, and the passengers continued south, Stessel said.

Around 2 a.m., the second train struck and killed a man in Bradley Beach, about 15 miles from Matawan. Stessel said crew members on the train did not know they had hit someone until they stopped in Spring Lake, about 4 miles away.

Authorities were investigating the deaths. NJ Transit said there were no significant delays for morning commuters.

The North Jersey Coast Line runs between New York's Penn Station and Bay Head, about 16 miles south of Asbury Park.