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Updated: Woman Killed by Train in Syosset

Big delays result on LIRR rush hour service.

An unidentified woman was struck and killed along the tracks of the Long Island Rail Road near the Robbins Lane crossing in Syosset Wednesday afternoon, the railroad said.

The woman was struck by a "non-passenger" train and killed, although the type of train is not clear. Significant delays were reported on the Port Jefferson line following the late afternoon incident, authorities said. 

A Long Island Rail Road spokesman told Newsday that the incident took place about 4:30 p.m. and involved a westbound Huntington-Port Jefferson branch non-passenger train. The gates were down at the time of the crash, Newsday reported.

There have been a string of similar incidents along the LIRR's main line this year.

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