Man Killed by Muni Train at Powell Street Station Identified

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    The Muni Powell station in San Francisco has reopened after a fatal collision Saturday afternoon.

    A man who was fatally struck by a San Francisco Municipal Railway train at the Powell Street Station on Saturday has been identified as 55-year-old Michael Mendez, according to the medical examiner's office.

    The Muni train reportedly hit Mendez at the underground Powell Street station at around 2:40 p.m, San Francisco fire Lt. Robert Lopez said.

    Mendez' body was found on the tracks, and he was pronounced dead at the scene, Lopez said.

    Mendez, a transient, could have fallen from the platform onto the tracks in front of the outbound train, according to preliminary information from the police department.

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    The incident remains under investigation.

    Muni service between Van Ness Street and Embarcadero stations was disrupted for nearly four hours while the scene was cleared.