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Girl, 16, struck, killed by train before dawn in New Jersey

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A New Jersey Transit rail car is seen at Penn Station during the morning commute on September 30, 2016 in New York. The New Jersey Transit system experienced a disrupted schedule after a commuter train crashed into the Hoboken, New Jersey terminal. A speeding commuter train that plowed into a New Jersey station during morning rush hour September 29, 2016, killing one person and injuring 114, has caused major destruction at the transport hub and gateway to Manhattan. / AFP / DOMINICK REUTER (Photo credit should read DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images)

CLIFTON, N.J. — Transportation officials say a 16-year-old girl was struck and killed by a train before dawn Sunday in New Jersey.

NJ.com reports that the NJ Transit train was heading through Clifton just east of the Paterson station when it struck the girl at about 5:30 a.m. Sunday.

NJ Transit said on Twitter that there had been delays because of what it called a “trespasser fatality.”

A NJ Transit representative said there were no passengers at the time of the accident and the three crew members on the train were uninjured.

The girl, who officials said was from Franklin Lakes in Passaic County, hasn’t yet been identified. The case is under investigation.

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