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Coroner IDs Caltrain fatality

Jim Kelly, 64, of San Jose struck by train Sunday

A train struck and killed a man at the Charleston Road crossing in Palo Alto on Sunday afternoon (Jan. 25). The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office has identified the victim as Jim Kelly, 64, of San Jose.

Southbound Caltrain No. 802 hit Kelly around 12:45 p.m., Caltrain spokeswoman Jayme Ackemann said.

Due to track work being done by VTA in Mountain View, the train involved was moving through a crossover to begin single tracking through the work site at the time of the incident, Ackemann said. As a result, both tracks were shut down until about 3:20 p.m., when single tracking began. Both tracks were reopened by about 4 p.m.

VTA set up a bus bridge in the northbound and southbound directions for passengers between the downtown Mountain View and California Avenue Caltrain stations; it was canceled as of about 3:20 p.m.

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Posted by Charleston
a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Jan 26, 2015 at 5:41 pm

Unfortunate.

Caltrain has a security guard at that intersection to deter these events. Where was he?


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Posted by Mark Simon, Caltrain
a resident of another community
on Jan 27, 2015 at 8:15 am

Charleston: That is not a Caltrain security guard. It is a volunteer track-watcher coordinated by the city.
Mark Simon, Caltrain Public Affairs


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