Man Hit By Train Identified as Long Branch Resident
Engineer's report states man was lying on tracks
A Long Branch man has been identified as the person who was struck and killed by a NJ Transit train on Monday afternoon in the city.
The man has been identified as John Barney, 60, of North Fifth Avenue, according to NJ Transit spokeswoman Nancy Snyder.
Snyder said the engineer's report states that Barney "laid down on the tracks and made no attempt to move."
She said the engineer saw Barney standing on the tracks, sounded the train's horn and applied the emergency brakes, but was unable to stop before hitting him.
Snyder said the investigation into the incident is ongoing.
This is the first train-related death in Long Branch since 17-year-old Long Branch resident Christian Butler was killed in April, 2011.