The incident happened at about 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23, west of Wyandanch Station, near the intersection of Long Island Avenue and Straight Road.

On Thursday, May 25, the victim was identified as 30-year-old Demetrius Houanche of Deer Park, an MTA spokesperson told Daily Voice.

Houanche entered the tracks illegally and was hit by an eastbound train, the spokesman said.

The incident disrupted service at the Ronkonkoma Branch east of Farmingdale for nearly an hour and a half while emergency crews investigated.

Houanche was a standout football player at Deer Park High School, where he earned All-Conference, All-Division and All-Conference honors.

After graduation, he attended New York Institute of Technology before transferring to Alfred University in Allegheny County, where he went on to play linebacker, according to him. player profile.

Houanche’s death was also confirmed by his cousin, Juan Luc Houanche, who later created a GoFundMe campaigns Help family members pay for funeral expenses.

As of Thursday afternoon, the campaign had raised more than $1,000 of its $10,000 goal.Those wishing to support a GoFundMe can do it here.

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