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29-year-old Bergenfield man hit by a CSX freight train Wednesday evening in Dumont


the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Dumont NJ, a person was hit and killed by a CSX freight train Wednesday evening, on the railroad tracks. The victim was a 29-year-old Bergenfield man who was fatally struck when a southbound CSX train hit him on Colombia Avenue near the West Madison Avenue crossing in Dumont around 11:40 p.m., according to Dumont police.

“The investigation supports that this was not a suicide, but a tragic accident and our condolences are extended to the family,” borough Mayor Andrew LaBruno said in a statement.

CSX spokesperson Sheriee Bowman on Thursday confirmed the fatality and said it remained under investigation. Dumont police responded and confirmed that the person sustained fatal injuries, Bowman said.

“CSX appreciates the swift response by local emergency personnel and extends its deepest sympathies to everyone impacted by this tragic incident,” the company said.

The incident remains under investigation.

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