3 Killed In Separate Bay Area Train Incidents Within 2 Hours

FREMONT (CBS SF) — Three people were killed on Bay Area train tracks Saturday within less than two hours of each other, including a man struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Fremont.

Gary Carter, a 47-year-old Fremont resident, was struck and killed by Amtrak train number 727, a westbound Capitol Corridor train, around 10:20 a.m., said Danelle Hunter, an Amtrak spokeswoman.

There were no injuries to the train’s crew or the approximately 40 passengers on board, Hunter said.

The train was delayed by about three hours, and the passengers were ultimately taken by bus to their destination.

Two other people died on the Caltrain tracks on the Peninsula Saturday within only hours of Carter’s death.

At about 11:10 a.m., northbound train No. 801, a Baby Bullet express train, hit an unidentified person at the California Avenue Caltrain station in Palo Alto, spokeswoman Christine Dunn said.

At 12:13 p.m., southbound train No. 428 struck and killed a person on the tracks just north of the Menlo Park station, Dunn said.

The victim in the Menlo Park incident has been identified as Jayne Cox, 27, of Folsom, according to the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office.

The identity of the Palo Alto victim has not yet been released, according to the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Saturday’s deaths were the 15th and 16th this year for Caltrain, Dunn said.

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  1. David says:

    no disrespect, but how the hell do you get hit by a train unless you really try to

    1. Chris Lane says:

      The first guy was trying to get his dog who had gotten loose while on a walk.

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