NJ Transit Spokesman William Smith said man hit by a train in the area of the Parker's Creek Bridge in Oceanport has been identified as Thomas J. Schenk, 33, of Eatontown.
Smith said Schenk was hit by an eastbound-traveling train after he walked onto the tracks and laid down around 4:54 p.m. on Oct. 14. Smith said Schenk made no attempt to move once the conductor sounded the train whistle and that the train was unable to break in time.
Smith said a possible suicide note was recovered from Schenk's body.
There were 150 passengers on the train at the time of the incident and service was disrupted until about 8 p.m., Smith said.