SUNNYVALLE (CBS SF) — A person on the tracks was fatally struck early Monday by a Caltrain express train just north of the Sunnyvale Station, triggering system-wide delays, transit officials said.
Caltrain spokeswoman Tasha Bartholomew said a northbound train No. 305 struck the person who was trespassing on the tracks around 6 a.m.READ MORE: Lee Elder, 1st Black Golfer To Play Masters, Dies At Age 87
There were approximately 170 passengers on the train with no reported injuries onboard. All trains stopped in the area after the collision and the southbound track was reopened at restricted speeds shortly before 7 a.m., but major delays lingered through the morning commute.
As of shortly after 8:30 a.m., the tracks in both directions reopened for trains at maximum speeds, Bartholomew said.READ MORE: Man Arrested After Wrong-Way Stolen Tow Truck Rampage at Bay Bridge Toll Plaza
The San Mateo County sheriff’s Transit Police Bureau, which patrols the Caltrain corridor, is investigating the fatality. Bartholomew said it is too early for investigators to determine whether the death was intentional or accidental.
The name of the victim will be released by the Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office.MORE NEWS: Theranos Trial: Elizabeth Holmes Describes Relationship With COO Sunny Balwani, Alleges Abuse
It was Caltrain’s 16th fatality of the year compared to 13 in all of 2018.