UPDATED: Glenwood Landing Man Killed by Train

Richard Arena, 58, of Glenwood Landing has been identified as the victim.

Richard Arena, 58, of Glenwood Landing has been identified as the man killed by a westbound LIRR train in Glen Head Wednesday.

Following a preliminary investigation, MTA Police determined the incident to be possible suicide, according to Sam Zambuto of the MTA.

The 10:28 a.m. train heading west from Oyster Bay, scheduled to arrive at Jamaica by 11:24 a.m., had fatally struck Arena on the tracks a half-mile west of the Glen Head train station, said Zambuto.

The accident, which occurred about 11 a.m., “did not happen at a railroad crossing,” he said.

The train was held at the site and ran two hours late.

Several trains in both directions were delayed or canceled by the accident. Bus service was provided to customers.

The 11:13 a.m. train heading east due Oyster Bay at 12:09 p.m. was canceled. Customers took buses to Mineola and Oyster Bay.

Also dropped was the 12:13 p.m. Jamaica train due in Oyster Bay, and the 1:28 p.m. Oyster Bay train to Jamaica. LIRR train service was fully restored at 1:15 p.m.

The MTA said it could not release any more details at this time. The incident is under investigation by MTA police.

Patch will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

Patricia Seaman October 07, 2011 at 04:55 PM
How very sad, I have known Ricky since he was a little boy, My heart breaks for his family, Pat Seaman


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