From the Daily News:
An elderly man died Thursday after he jumped off a Queens snow bank and stood in front of an oncoming Long Island Rail Road train, investigators and witnesses said.
The victim was struck at 11:20 a.m. by a Penn Station-bound train on a desolate stretch of track running through Elmhurst, investigators said.
"I saw somebody leap," says Michael Mertyris, 42, a snow shoveller from Maspeth.
"I heard the train coming down the tracks, and then all I heard was 'Ahhh!' and then I heard 'Bang!'"
The victim, whose identity was not immediately known, died instantly. He was wearing a heavy winter jacket but did not have any pants on, witnesses said.