Pedestrian Dies in SJ Caltrain Collision

A pedestrian died on Caltrain tracks Wednesday morning.

By Lisa Fernandez
|  Wednesday, May 16, 2012  |  Updated 12:07 PM PDT
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Pedestrian Dies in SJ Caltrain Collision

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A northbound Caltrain heading up from Gilroy to San Jose on Wednesday struck and killed a man on the tracks in South San Jose, police and Caltrain reported.

Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn said the man walked onto the tracks at the Tamien station at 6:40 a.m., and was killed by train No. 217.

This is the sixth Caltrain fatality this year. In 2011, there were 16 Caltrain-related deaths, Dunn said.

The tracks are 300 yards south of Southside Drive in San Jose.

Dunn said trains were delayed for about 40 minutes, but all the tracks re-opened by 9:45 a.m.

In an unrelated incident, Dunn said another northbound train struck a man Tuesday about 5:45 p.m. south of the South San Francisco station, although that man survived.

San Jose police responded to the scene, but the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office investigates
train-related crashes that occur the Gilroy area.

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