Man killed by train near Otisville station identified

Submitted by New Jersey Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney, Jeffrey Hark.

OTISVILLE – The man struck and killed Monday night on the tracks near the Otisville train station has been identified by Metropolitan Transportation Authority police as Lewis Thomas Roemer, 19, of Hyde Park.
MTA spokeswoman Nancy Gamerman said Roemer was trespassing on the tracks east of the Otisville station at 7:03 p.m. when he was struck and killed by a New Jersey Transit commuter train. The engineer applied the brakes but was not able to stop in time.
Roemer was pronounced dead at the scene.
Multiple police agencies and fire departments responded to the scene, and the tracks were closed for hours between Middletown and Port Jervis. They reopened in time for the Tuesday morning commute.
A New Jersey Transit spokesman said there were 18 passengers and crew aboard the train at the time. None of them were injured.
The train, which left Hoboken at 5:15 p.m., was due in Port Jervis at 7:23 p.m. Buses were used to get passengers to their destination.
Camerman said the accident is still under investigation by MTA police.
Originally published here by recordonline.com.

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