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Caruso was hit by an NJ Transit train at about 4:20 a.m.

Written by John Saccenti 

Gerald Caruso, 24, of Aberdeen, was killed after he was hit by an NJ Transit train at 4:20 a.m. Tuesday, according to NJ Transit.

An NJ Transit spokesman released the name Wednesday and the incident is being investigated as a possible suicide by NJ Transit Police, according to William J. Smith, senior public information officer.

North Jersey Coast Line service was temporarily suspended following the incident, and service resumed as of 7:15 a.m. Passengers were transported by bus to another train at Aberdeen-Matawan.

Amanda January 15, 2014 at 05:32 PM
This is so sad. I would see him walking all through Aberdeen. He looked so lonely.
Carla January 15, 2014 at 08:02 PM
It is really sad... He is missed. He was a really good guy I will always remember our talks. RIP Gerald.
Deanne January 15, 2014 at 08:19 PM
I am praying for his family and friends. It makes me sad that he felt there was no alternative. God bless him.
Charitye Caruso-Pauley January 15, 2014 at 08:34 PM
I don't know why my baby brother chose this route, I was here for him....he texted me 3 minutes before this incident and I was texting and calling him back as this was happening...I am so heartbroken. I love and miss him so much and wish that I could turn back time and get him to call me and help him out of this situation!
Deanne January 15, 2014 at 09:44 PM
Charitye, my hope is your brother is now in a place where he feels no pain...only love and comfort. My prayers are with you. xoxo
Dennis K. January 15, 2014 at 10:10 PM
RIP Gerald :( I hope you are in a better place now.
Cassie Graham Riccioni January 16, 2014 at 07:37 AM
It's sad when someone takes their own life, especially someone so young. But I am a firm believer in life after death and some people just need a "do over" my ex took his life at the age of 40 and I believe he is in a better place
rosemary conte January 16, 2014 at 08:56 AM
This is a terrible tragedy. Depression is a serious illness that often ends this way. I'm very sorry for this poor soul and his family.
michelle January 16, 2014 at 11:18 AM
Charitye, my heart breaks for you and the pain you are in. You can not spend too much time thinking what could I have done differently because the answer is not a thing. When someone is in such a dark place they have lost the ability to feel anything other than despair. I believe that God was and is with your brother and the pain he was in is gone and he is now at peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all who loved your brother.
Melanie Straniero January 23, 2014 at 09:56 AM
Gerald would stop by my flower shop by the bowling alley for many years! He was so friendly! We will all miss him here! He always seemed so positive about life. We are saddened.


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