MTA: Foul play not suspected in train death
The MTA doesn't suspect foul play in the death of 55-year-old Kevin Murphy, who was struck and killed by a train in Noroton Heights Monday morning, according to an email sent by spokesman Aaron Donovan.
The MTA police department is still investigating the events, but stated preliminary information indicates that at the time he was struck, Murphy was on the track adjacent to the station's westbound platform.
Murphy was killed by the 5:38 a.m. train out of New Haven.
"Kevin was a senior banker at Brooks, Houghton & Company, a New York-based merchant bank," said John Y. Freeman, the bank senior managing director, in an email to the Darien News. "He was a person who worked tirelessly and was a pleasure to be around on a daily basis."
Murphy worked at the bank since 2008. He had more than 30 years experience in the finance sector, including positions as managing director of Dominick & Dominick LLC and as a senior vice president of General Electric Capital Corporation.
"We feel a tremendous loss at Brooks Houghton from this tragic accident that took Kevin from us in his prime," Freeman continued. "He was the consummate professional and an important resource to his many clients. Kevin leaves a tremendous legacy with his outstanding family and his many friends and respected relationships.
Murphy earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Yale University and an MM in finance and accounting from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, according to his company profile.
Donovan said the matter is still under investigation and could take months to conclude. The MTA asks that any eyewitnesses to this incident call the MTA PD Communications Center at 718-361-2207 and ask for the on-call detective supervisor.
Murphy is survived by his wife, Jamey, and their five children, Cameron, Haley, Kevin Jr. ("Kip"), Kendall, and Tim. He is also survived by his five siblings, Vincent Murphy III of Newtown, Pa., Patricia Stuebe of Rye, N.Y., Daniel Murphy of Darien, Michaela Hoag of Atherton, Calif., and Karen Murphy of Far Hills, N.J.; and more than 20 nieces and nephews. He also was the son of Patricia D. Murphy and the late Vincent B. Murphy Jr. of Far Hills, N.J.
The family will receive friends at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Boston Post Road, Darien, from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 7. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Thomas More Church, 374 Middlesex Road, Darien, on Friday, March 8, at 10:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kevin P. Murphy Memorial Trust, P.O. Box 852, Darien CT 06820.