Man dies 'subway surfing' New York train

A commuter stands on a train platform waiting for a subway train during the morning commute in New...

A commuter stands on a train platform waiting for a subway train during the morning commute in New York December 19, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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A New York man died while apparently "subway surfing" on top of a train, the New York Daily News reports.

Isabel Rios, 45, was found unconscious and unresponsive atop a No. 6 train Wednesday night.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police told the newspaper Rios suffered fatal head trauma when he slammed into an overhead barrier as the train pulled into a station near Elder Ave. in the Bronx.

The Daily News said Rios was an architect who managed a project to rebuild parts of Staten Island destroyed by hurricane Sandy.


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