Third person in past week fatally struck by Central Jersey train
BOUND BROOK — A Hillsborough woman was fatally struck by a train on NJ Transit's Raritan Valley Line late Tuesday night, the third person to be killed by a train in the past seven days.
Spokesman Jim Smith said Yairina Quiros, 19, was hit by train #5155, which was heading west around 11 p.m. just west of the Bound Brook station, according to NJ Transit. None of the approximately 100 passengers and crew on board were injured.
Quiros was a student at the Somerset County Vocational & Technical School unfil February, 2016. "Our school community, nevertheless, is mourning the loss and our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends," SCVTS superintendent Chrys Harttraft said in an email.
Smith said the incident was under investigation.
Service on the line between Raritan and Bound Brook was suspended during the investigation. It was reopened in time for the Wednesday morning commute.
Last Thursday, Princeton High School sophomore Vincent Li was struck and killed by an Amtrak train near the Princeton Junction station in West Windsor.
Amtrak identified Ethan Cullen, 25, of Hightstown as being struck on Saturday night near the same station.
A Facebook page for Cullen said he is a Rutgers-New Brunswick student.However, a spokesman for Rutgers said he is not a current student or recent graduate.
Amtrak, which led the investigation of both prior incidents, did not offer any details about either incident.
Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com.