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Man dies on Caltrain tracks in Mountain View

An adult male pedestrian was struck and killed by a train in Mountain View this morning, Caltrain officials said.

The incident was reported at 10:15 a.m. and shut down train service in both directions near Rengstorff Avenue, Caltrain spokeswoman Jayme Ackermann said.

At 11:12 a.m. the northbound train tracks were opened for trains traveling at 10 miles per hour, with all passengers asked to board trains from the northbound platform at the San Antonio and Mountain View stations.

There were 103 passengers on board southbound train 134 when it struck the man. None of the passengers or the crew members reported any injuries.

Caltrain officials said a bus bridge was provided to take passengers around the area.

Mountain View police said Rengstorff Avenue was shut down in both directions at Central Expressway while authorities investigate the collision.

This is the fourth fatality on the Caltrain right of way this year, said spokeswoman Christine Dunn. In 2013 there were 13 fatalities and in 2012 there were 12, she said.

This is the fourth fatality on the Caltrain right of way this year, said spokeswoman Christine Dunn. In 2013 there were 13 fatalities and in 2012 there were 12, she said.

— Bay City News Service and Mountain View Voice staff

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