NEW BRUNSWICK – The man struck and killed by an Amtrak train at the New Brunswick train station on Wednesday, April 4 has been identified as 54-year-old East Brunswick resident, Venugopal Menon of 19 Sagamore Lane.

Menon was struck at 10:15 a.m. and died on the scene. None of the 74 passengers and crew on the train were injured, according to an Amtrak spokesman. 

Authorities say Menon jumped in front of a train and was fatally struck on the tracks between French and Albany streets.

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The train involved was Amtrak 643 offering Keystone service from Newark to Harrisburg, PA.

Following the accident, Northeast Corridor service was suspended for 30 minutes between Metro Park in Iselin and Trenton while police investigated the incident. Service resumed by 11 a.m. but was subject to 45-minute delays.


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