Officials ID NJ Man Struck, Killed by 2 Trains

The man was walking on the tracks just before 10 a.m. on Saturday when he was hit by a train headed for Hoboken carrying 81 people on board.

Sunday, Mar 25, 2012  |  Updated 11:49 AM EDT
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Officials ID NJ Man Struck, Killed by 2 Trains

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Authorities say the person struck and killed by two New Jersey Transit trains in northern New Jersey this weekend was a 48-year-old Paterson man.

NJ Transit Spokeswoman Nancy Snyder tells The Record newspaper that Dennis Kellam was struck in Paterson around 9:50 a.m. Saturday. He was first hit by a Hoboken-bound train carrying 81 passengers, and then by a train headed to Port Jervis, N.Y. with 175 passengers aboard.

Snyder said Kellam was standing on the tracks when he was hit and didn't try to move when the engineer blew the train's horn. No one aboard either train was injured, and passengers were transferred to other NJ Transit trains to complete their journeys.

Authorities said the matter remained under investigation Sunday.

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