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Nesconset Teen Struck and Killed by NYC Subway

Reports state Liam Armstrong was celebrating his 18th birthday Tuesday night when he was killed.

A Nesconset teen died Tuesday night after being struck by a train in New York city, multiple news outlets are reporting.

New York City Police confirmed the death on Wednesday morning, however could not confirm the identity of the 18-year-old male, who was attempting to cross the tracks in Manhattan around 6:30 p.m. when he was hit.

Both Newsday and the New York Post identified the teen as Smithtown East student Liam Armstrong. He was reportedly celebrating his birthday Tuesday night.

According to police, the No. 2 train was heading northbound at the 79th Street and Broadway station at the time of the accident, when Armstrong reportedly tried crossing the tracks at 6:29 p.m.

Locals had taken to Twitter in the aftermath of the loss, tweeting with #StayStrongSmithtown to support one another and remember Armstrong. 

Ariel Ramage tweeted, "Life is so unpredictable and too often underappreciated."

Click here to read the New York Post report.

VR March 27, 2013 at 05:26 PM
Your a bit harsh Arielle. I hope you never have to go through the pain this family is going through. Your a real winner.
Sam March 27, 2013 at 05:42 PM
Have some compassion!
localguy March 27, 2013 at 05:47 PM
Nice post, I would love to be there when Karma comes along and rewards you for your insenstive and ignorant post.
a person with feelings March 27, 2013 at 06:16 PM
you are an ass to post something like that I hope a loved one never dies on you. every teenager thinks they are invincible I guess you are the lucky one that is perfect. you should be ashamed of yourself . you didnt even know the teen and a family has lost a loved one .
A Concerned Resident March 27, 2013 at 06:29 PM
What a tragic loss of life. I cannot even begin to imagine the pain of his family and the friends he was with. My son was in one of his classes and is mourning the loss. We have all done things in our past that we were lucky to be here today. My heart goes out to his family and those that knew Liam. God Bless him.
AH11767 March 27, 2013 at 06:58 PM
Regardless of the circumstances, a terrible story with an unthinkable outcome. Thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Lisa March 27, 2013 at 07:15 PM
So sad...a heartfelt of condolences goes out to the family. My son played football with his younger brother. We are all saddened by this tragedy. Remember we all were once teens and didn't always do the "right" thing. Unfortunately, it was his time to leave us here to become one of GODS angels. That is what we have to believe. Again my sympathy to the family.
+irish+ March 27, 2013 at 07:40 PM
Condolences to the family. There are no words...... And prayers to the motorman of the train. (sigh)
Kim mango March 27, 2013 at 09:15 PM
Oh come on guys......be easy on Airelle. She OBVIOUSLY supersedes each and every one of us with her perfection and lacking the ability to ever make mistakes or simply do anything stupid. Just hopefully she never has to endure "stupidity" among her friends and family. Just because you are perfect, Airelle, doesn't make you any less of an ignorant imbecile.
Katwink March 27, 2013 at 10:19 PM
yeah i agree thank God everyone is not like Arielle , my goodness who cares if it was a dumb mistake ,we have all made many, this is a human being and not only that a kid an 18 year old kid whoes life was valuable, maybe he had made 1500 great decisions or 1800 0r 1200 or 900 maybe he did many great things or good things that touched someones life but you choose to be mean and cruel arielle because his one bad choice ended in tragedy you cant judge , just think of those who loved him they are hurting and deserve kindness
Henry Powderly (Editor) March 28, 2013 at 12:05 AM
While the event is still raw, and many people, including children who were friends with this boy, are in pain tonight over this loss, we ask that comments be a bit more sensitive at this time.
aweissbier March 28, 2013 at 02:18 AM
To whom ever manages the Patch. If you consider this a news medium, then manage it as such. News by its very definition need not have public comments following the information. Do the readership a service and please remove all comments from this story and from future sensitive stories.
Kim Pomeroy March 28, 2013 at 10:20 AM
My heart goes out to his family, friends and yes the conductor, please do not let this young man to have died in vain have a REAL talk with your children sometimes something that may seem just silly can end up so tragically...Prayers to all involved...hug your child a little closer today
Cathy March 28, 2013 at 10:25 AM
I did not know this family, but having lost a 20 year old son not to long ago, I know the monumental pain and agony they are in. I could not sleep last night, thinking about this families pain. For those of you who make hurtful comments, please rethink your words. The physical and mental pain of losing your child, sibling, cousin, grandchild,nephew,is so earth shattering that there are no words to describe how truly awful it is. Kindness, love, compassion, peace, these are the things this family needs to get through this life altering time. May they find strength in each other, their friends and the community.
Chris March 28, 2013 at 11:48 AM
Cathy, my deepest sympathies on your personal loss. I agree with you. This family does not need hurtful/inconsiderate comments. The boy, like many 18 year olds, used poor judgment in a split second decision, and he, unfortunately, paid with his life. The ultimate price to pay for his mistake. My son knew him and says he was a great kid who did just something foolish. I pray for this family as well.
K.A.C. March 28, 2013 at 12:16 PM
First of all, Arielle is probably a teenager. How many of you "Tweet"? I also don't think she meant it to be "harsh" or pretend she is perfect. She's a kid, too. All of you grow up. YOU are the ones making the hurtful comments. Liam was my son Anthony's friend. He has been in my home many times and was a great kid. This family's pain is unimaginable. He will be missed by all. Thoughts and prayer to the Armstrong Family.
Mary Jane Bennett March 28, 2013 at 02:20 PM
Any parent who has lost a child for any reason, illness or accident, understands the pain and grief this young man's parents are experiencing. God took Liam for reasons we can never understand. May He give you the strength you need to survive this loss. It's very easy to shut down and forget that your other children still need you, even more now that they must also deal with their own shock and grief. I'll pray for you.
June Bug March 28, 2013 at 02:38 PM
Thank goodness for a voice of reason. I doubt very much that Arielle meant anything hurtful, she just said life is unpredictable....and it is. It can also be very sad and tragic. So try to be decent to each other during this difficult time. and I don't see her claiming perfection anywhere. My niece was a good friend of Liam's and grieving terribly. No one needs to see unnecessary anger unleashed over a thought. Put your energy toward helping the family throught this unbearable time. God Bless the family.
JH March 28, 2013 at 02:50 PM
Sincere heartfelt condolences to this young man's family and friends. I can't imagine the monumental pain and heartache this poor family is being faced to endure. May Liam soar with the angel's ... and may God bless him and keep him... and give strength to all who mourn this terrible loss of such a young life.
TheWiseOne March 28, 2013 at 04:42 PM
Omg all of you shut up, she was just simply stating that sometimes people dont realize that life is a precious thing that people need to learn to cherish and that some people take it for granted. This is why i hate smithtown patch. All it is is a bunch of middle aged adults with nothing better to do with their lives than to bash on innocent people and posts like what Arielle did. All u people who just sit on smithtown patch all day trying to find something else to complain about, get a life.
localguy March 28, 2013 at 05:32 PM
says TheWiseOne who just did the same.
VR March 28, 2013 at 11:09 PM
Any info on services ?
monica March 28, 2013 at 11:45 PM
My first instinct was to write "What a bunch of heartless bullies saying such terrible things about Arielle for her comment that contained none of what was mentioned it contained" but then I thought differently. We must be role models for compassion especially if we are talking about being compassionate. So instead of writing I will show you compassion and remind you to be compassionate and forgiving. Peace out!! God Bless the families of all involved.
NuYawker March 29, 2013 at 12:52 PM
Only those among us who have *never* done stupid things as teens (or even later in life) are qualified to judge this poor kid. I would guess that's pretty much nobody. Condolences to the family, and I can only imagine the parents' grief. Have some compassion for the parents and loved ones...
TheWiseOne March 30, 2013 at 04:24 AM
Actually Localguy the only reason i did was because i was reading this article about my own friend and when i see these middle aged no lifers bash on good people like Liam and Arielle kinda pisses me off and it almost forced me to sign up for this joke called Smithtown Patch just to tell all of u that you all didnt even know Liam so all u adults who are unemployed and bored and sitting on your ass all day and write mean comments on Smithtown Patch, get a life and do something productive with your free time.

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