Body Found On Rye Metro-North Tracks

Update (2/16): The body found on train tracks in Rye Friday morning has been identified by the Westchester County Medical Examiner as 27-year-old William Johnson. Johnson was a resident of Far Rockaway, Queens. As of now, MTA Police have no further information on the man or the events that led to his death, but say they are still investigating.

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In an unrelated incident, a second man was seriously hurt Friday afternoon near the Purdys train station after being struck by a train; he was conscious and airlifted to Westchester County Medical Center.

Metro-North’s Twitter has posted no updates following either incident since Saturday.


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Update (2/13): Metro North said via Twitter service on the New Haven Line was returning to normal.

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Metro-North has another investigation on their hands after a man was found dead on train tracks in Rye Friday morning.

Metro-North spokesperson Aaron Donovan said crew members on a New York City-bound train traveling through Rye around 7:30 am saw the body of an African-American male on the tracks near the Locust Ave overpass. The man was already deceased when the train’s crew spotted him.

The Rye Police Department said MTA Police were handling the investigation.

Expect delays on trains traveling towards and away from Manhattan on the New Haven line, Metro-North said. Substitute bus service is being provided for some branch lines.

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Juliana Perciavalle and Ryan Pihota contributed to the reporting for this article

Photos by Byron Kittle

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