San Jose Light-Rail Death Under Investigation

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011  |  Updated 8:33 AM PDT
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San Jose Light-Rail Death Under Investigation

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San Jose police are investigating a fatal light-rail accident that occurred late Monday night, a San Jose police officer said.

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San Jose police are investigating a fatal light-rail accident that occurred late Monday night, a San Jose police officer said.

Officer Jose Garcia said a collision between a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority light-rail train and a pedestrian was reported around 11:43 p.m.

Spokeswoman Brandi Childress said the light-rail train hit a pedestrian on the right of way between the Component and Karina stations, just south of the North First Street and East Trimble Avenue intersection at 11:41 p.m.

The victim who died after the crash has only been identified as a man. The cause of the collision is under investigation.

Light-rail service was running back on schedule Tuesday morning.

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