Saturday, March 24, 2012

Man Dies After Falling Onto Subway Tracks During Fight

Police are investigating the death of a man who got into a fight on a Brooklyn subway platform, fell onto the tracks, and was killed by an oncoming train.

Investigators say Josh Basin, 20, and another man fell on the tracks at the Bedford Avenue stop in Williamsburg on Friday night.

Basin, of Howard Beach, was riding the L train at about 10 p.m. Friday when he got into an argument with another man, according to police. Authorities say the man started a fight with Basin as they exited the train, and the two fell into the tracks where Basin was struck by an oncoming train.

Basin was taken to Bellevue Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The second man got away and is being sought by police.

Anyone with information is being asked to call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

By: Amanda Farinacci

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