The 23-year-old man who lost his arm and was seriously injured after being struck by a train on New Year's Day has died, police confirm.
Fanwood resident and 2009 Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School grad Edward W. Byron III died on Sunday from his injuries.
According to Fanwood Police Chief Richard Trigo, police were called to the scene at about 9:30 p.m. on New Year's Day after an NJ Transit engineer on a passing train saw what he believed to be a body.
When Fanwood and NJ Transit police arrived to the area – about a half mile east of the station – they found Byron still alive, though severely injured, Trigo told Patch. John Durso, a spokesman for NJ Transit, told NJ.com the man lost an arm. Byron was then taken to Forest Road Park where he was stabilized and eventually flown by medevac to UMDNJ.
Police are still investigating the details surrounding the incident, Trigo told Patch.