Police: Victim likely fell asleep, was struck on tracks

Train Kills Man

A 28-year-old man died Monday, August 20, after he was struck by a train near the Long Island Rail Road Station in Southampton Village after police there say he fell asleep on the tracks.

Southampton Village police said they responded to 911 call that a pedestrian was struck on the LIRR’s Montauk line tracks, about 200 feet west of David White’s Lane between Elm and Plant streets just before 2 AM. Officers found Andrew Busque unconscious with both of his arms severed and he was treated at the scene by Southampton Village Volunteer Ambulance, police said. Busque was then medevacced to Stony Brook University Hospital Medical Center, where, authorities said, he died later.

The investigation by Metropolitan Transportation Authority police is ongoing, according to a LIRR spokeswoman.

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