Another tragedy as trader dies in train station

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Declared dead at the scene.

A Manhattan trader was killed Tuesday morning by a speeding Long Island Rail Road commuter train, marking at least the seventh suicide of a financial professional this year.

The New York Post reports that Edmund (Eddie) Reilly, 47, a trader at Midtown’s Vertical Group, jumped in front of an LIRR train at 6 a.m. near the Syosset train station.

He was declared dead at the scene.

'Eddie was a great guy', Rob Schaffer, a Managing Director at Vertical, told The Post in an email. 'We are very upset and he will be deeply missed'.

The divorced father of three had rented a house around the corner from his ex-wife, Michelle Reilly, in East Norwich, NY.

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