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.