Middle-school student hit, killed by NJ Transit train

Police say a 12-year-old boy was struck and killed by a NJ Transit train in Hackensack yesterday.Officials say the accident happened just north of Central

HACKENSACK - Police say a 12-year-old boy was struck and killed by a NJ Transit train in Hackensack yesterday.

Officials say the accident happened just north of Central Avenue. The train was on its way to River Edge from Hoboken when it struck Caesar Muloki, an eighth grader from Hackensack Middle School.

Service was briefly suspended from the Essex Street station to the Spring Valley station in Rockland County, N.Y. on NJ Transit's Pascack Valley Line due to the investigation.

NJ Transit says the boy was listening to his iPod, which may have blocked out the noise of the approaching train. Witnesses say the boy was playing "chicken" with the train by running on and off of the tracks.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: Chopper 12 over small plane crash on 1 VIDEO: Chopper 12 over small plane crash on Bayonne street
A small plane crashed onto a street in 2 Small plane crashes on Bayonne street
Residents across New Jersey are taking advantage of 3 Residents take advantage of spring-like temps
Three police officers have been released from the 4 3 officers injured in crash following pursuit in Newark
5 Neighborhood Brief for Feb. 19

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE