Caltrain strikes and kills pedestrian in Palo Alto

PALO ALTO — A Caltrain fatally hit a pedestrian Friday afternoon in Palo Alto, officers mentioned.

The collision, which concerned southbound practice No. 126, was reported round 5:40 p.m. at Stanford Station, Caltrain spokesperson Mahmoud Abunie mentioned in an electronic mail.

The Churchill Avenue crossing was closed on account of the fatality, the Palo Alto Police Division mentioned in an advisory.

No accidents have been reported among the many practice’s 150 passengers.

The fatality is the commuter rail line’s fifth of the yr, Abunie mentioned. The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Workplace will launch the pedestrian’s identification as soon as it’s confirmed and their subsequent of kin is notified.

Prepare service was briefly halted within the space. Round 6:20 p.m., transit police cleared the northbound observe for motion at speeds of not more than 20 mph.

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