NJ man, 20, killed after being dragged on NYC subway

A 20-year-old New Jersey man was killed in New York on Monday when he was dragged onto a subway after one of his clothes or his school bag got stuck in the train door, authorities said.

Joseph Ancona, of Westwood, was running to catch a southbound No. 1 train at Columbus Circle around 4:55 p.m. when the doors closed and the object was grabbed, New York City Police Department officials said. York.

“The victim was then dragged and kicked by the train,” the NYPD said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which runs the subway system, said the incident was a “terrible accident that did not involve criminal activity”.

“Our hearts go out to his family, the rail operator and the passengers who witnessed this tragedy,” said New York City Transit President Richard Davey. “We will tackle the cause and learn any lessons that may emerge because there is no higher priority than safety.”

Ancona worked as a member of the Metropolitan Opera’s stage crew, according to NYDailyNews.com.

A 2021 graduate of Westwood High SchoolAncona was a member of the golf team for four years.

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