Person Fatally Struck By Train In Hopewell Township

July 2, 2021

HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)—Sometime before 2:00 p.m. the Hopewell Township Fire Department, EMS and Police responded to the old Hopewell Valley Golf & Country Club at 114 Pennington-Hopewell Road for a person struck by a train on the railroad tracks in the area. It appears that a victim was found between Titus Mill Road and Pennington-Hopewell Road.

CSX has confirmed that there was a fatality involved in the accident.

Hopewell Police 7/5/2021 Update here:

On Friday, July 2 at approximately 1:50 PM the Hopewell Township Police Department, along with the Hopewell Valley Emergency Medical Services and Hopewell Fire Department responded to the CSX railroad tracks between Titus Mill Road and Hopewell Pennington Road for a reported pedestrian struck by a train.    

Upon their arrival, they located a deceased white male near the railroad tracks.  The initial investigation revealed the victim’s injuries were consistent with being struck by a train.  The investigation is still active at this time.  The investigation is being handled by CSX Federal Railroad Police and Detective Alexis Mirra.  The identity of the victim is being withheld until notifications can be made. 

CSX is a rail-based freight transporter.  The CSX train was travelling northbound at the time of the incident.  Rail transportation was halted for several hours.   

The incident remains under investigation by the Hopewell Township Police and CSX Federal Railroad Police.  Additional information will be released once available.