The man was trespassing on the tracks, according to Amtrak.
A 20-year-old man was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Edison near the station Saturday afternoon, according to officials. David Sobel, of Pennington, was killed in the crash, said NJ Transit spokeswoman Nancy Snyder. Amtrak train #87 was traveling from New York to Richmond, Va. when the train struck Sobel at 3:49 p.m., said Amtrak spokeswoman Vernae Graham. He was trespassing on the tracks. There were 215 passengers on the train and there were no injuries to them or the crew, Graham said. The crash led to major delays on the Northeast Corridor line. Snyder said the investigation into the crash is ongoing. This article was originally published at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, and updated at 2:25 p.m. Tuesday.
Trains on northeast corridor were briefly delayed after tractor trailer sustained heavy damage attempting to cross under bridge on Deans Lane.
4:20 p.m. Deans Lane has been reopened in both directions following this afternoon's accident where a tractor trailer struck an overpass. *** Deans Lane has been closed near Blackhorse Lane after a tractor-trailer carrying water struck a train bridge over the roadway. The accident briefly delayed trains traveling on the northeast corridor, as there were concerns about the structural integrity of the bridge. Amtrak spokesman Cliff Cole said engineers finished examining the damage at about 1:30 p.m. and reported no issues. Both Amtrak and New Jersey Transit said the accident is not expected to impact rail service through the rest of Friday. The incident occurred at about 12:15 p.m., when the truck was headed down Deans Lane from Route 1 and…