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Westfield Man Killed by NJ Transit Train was Likely Taking Shortcut

Jackie Lieberman

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 • 4:32pm

BOUND BROOK, NJ — According to a story on MyCentralJersey.com, the man who died when he was struck by an NJ Transit train on Monday, Aug. 5, had an address in Westfield but had been living in Bound Brook for “some time.” According to that story, neighbors said that David Hurling, 26, often crossed the train tracks to go from his home to West Main Street, though usually at a marked crossing to avoid the possibility of a $500 fine for trespassing.

NJ Transit spokesperson Nancy Snyder told The Alternative Press on Monday that Hurling was trespassing when he was struck and killed by a Newark-bound passenger train on the Raritan Valley line east of the Bridgewater rail station just before 1 p.m. that day. No injuries were reported by the 35 customers on board that train. 

Spokespersons for NJ Transit have declined to comment since Monday except to say that NJ Transit Police are still investigating the incident.

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