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.
Second person killed this month by a train in the borough.
The identity of the man killed Sunday morning as he was walking along the Front Street rail bridge in Red Bank was revealed late Monday morning by New Jersey Transit Spokeswoman Courtney Carroll. Thomas Weeks was apparently walking along the bridge, which is accessible via Shrewsbury Avenue, when he was struck by a New York City-bound New Jersey Transit train at approximately 6:15 a.m. Sunday morning, Carroll said. Weeks, a borough resident, was pronounced dead at the scene. Circumstances surrounding Weeks' death are currently unknown and remain under investigation. Carroll said it was not immediately known if the 29-year-old's death was intentional or an accident. A little more than a week ago a 51-year-old borough man was struck and …