Funeral Saturday for Long Island Teen Killed by Subway on His Birthday

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    Friends and family mourned the death of Liam Armstrong, the teen killed by a train at an Upper West Side subway station Tuesday. Checkey Beckford reports. (Published Thursday, Mar 28, 2013)

    Funeral services have been scheduled for a Long Island high school senior who was killed trying to cross subway tracks on the Upper West Side.

    Liam Armstrong of Nesconset died while celebrating his 18th birthday with friends Tuesday.

    Teen Killed by Subway Train on 18th Birthday: Police

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    Classmates of Liam Armstrong at Smithtown High School East on Long Island were in shock after learning of the death of the 18-year-old at a subway station on the Upper West Side. Pei-Sze Cheng reports. (Published Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013)

    He was struck by an uptown No. 2 train at Broadway and West 79th Street.

    Visitation is set for Saturday at Moloney's Hauppauge Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church in Nesconset.

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    [NY] Teen Struck, Killed by Subway Train on UWS: Police
    A teen was hit by an express train at 79th Street and Broadway on Manhattan's Upper West Side Tuesday evening, police said. A law enforcement official says it was the victim's 18th birthday. Brynn Gingras reports. (Published Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013)

    Armstrong was a popular senior at Smithtown High School East who planned to join the Marine Corps after graduation, according to Newsday. His father is a Nassau County police officer.

    Students held a candlelight vigil for Armstrong at the school on Wednesday.

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