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Person Killed By Train at Watsessing Ave. Station is Identified

NJ Transit Police identify the individual as 17 year-old East Orange resident.

NJ Transit Police have identified the individual by a train at the Watsessing Avenue Station yesterday as Gerson Tejeda, 17, of East Orange, according to NJ Transit spokesperson Penny Bassett Hackett.

Tejeda was struck shortly before 4 p.m. on Wednesday by a train traveling west on the Montclair-Boonton line. The train, which had just left the Broad Street station in Newark, was schedule to arrive at the Bloomfield station on Glenwood Avenue at 3:55 p.m. It was not scheduled to stop at the Watsessing Station.

The train was carrying 60 passengers; none of whom reported any injuries at that time. The incident resulted in rail delays during the rush hour commute.

Elizabeth June 25, 2011 at 04:01 AM
This individual was my little brother Gerson who was loved and will be greatly missed. He was just 17. This tragedy had affected our family immensely and has brought an immense amount of pain. Gerson is a beautiful person with an amazing heart. A great person to have known and mastered everything he put his mind to. Yale and MIT were the schools he was looking to attend. A great kid who will be greatly missed... I love you Gerson your sister.
Placido Scavella June 27, 2011 at 10:09 PM
Gerson was my best friend at hses. This was not golden! When i heard about this, i was hurt like mystic crazy! All i can say is... THAT TRAIN WAS NOT GOLDEN AT ALL! VENT U 2 VENTARA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! u best friend pc
Angelo Martinez June 28, 2011 at 03:45 PM
Felix, and the entire Tejeda family we are so deeply saddened by your great loss. May God rest his soul.

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