Man, Woman Jump in Front of LIRR Train in Apparent Double Suicide: Source

Authorities are investigating the deaths as an apparent double suicide, law enforcement official says

A man and woman were struck and killed by a Long Island Rail Road train in Queens Monday night in what authorities are investigating as an apparent double suicide, according to a law enforcement official.

A LIRR spokesman says the two people were trespassing on the elevated tracks at 183rd Street and Liberty Avenue in Hollis when they were struck by a westbound train just after 10 p.m. 

A law enforcement official tells NBC 4 New York they jumped in front of the train. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Westbound trains have been delayed and the train involved in the incident was taken out of service. The railroad says affected riders may be transported by bus.

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