The MTA Police today identified the man fatally struck by a New Haven Line train Saturday evening, July 7, in Fairfield as Michael Leary, 51, of 95 Grove Street, New Milford.
The police said that Leary was lying on the tracks at a location approximately 3/4 of a mile west of Fairfield Metro Station when he was struck by a New Haven-bound train at approximately 6:26 on Saturday. “He was killed instantly and was pronounced dead at the scene by Connecticut Medical Examiner,” according to the MTA.
On Sunday night, the MTA Police released the wrong name of the man. On Monday afternoon they released Leary’s name.
Leary was identified from personal papers found on his body and his family notified of his death. The train, which had about 350 customers on board, resumed its trip east after a 90 minute delay.
According to MTA Police records, on June 6, Learywas issued a summons by MTA Police for trespassing on the Metro-North right-of-way at the same location where he was killed Saturday, an area of track near King’s Highway. The cause of the incident remains under investigation by the MTA Police.