Coroner IDs woman killed at San Antonio station

Official cause of death still under investigation, but suicide a possibility

The woman killed by a passenger train Monday evening has been identified as Leila Ruth Dewitt, 42, of Mountain View, according to a spokesperson for the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office.

The spokesperson said Wednesday that no other information could be released until an official investigation is complete. The incident is tentatively being considered a suicide.

Southbound train No. 276 struck Dewitt at about 6:35 p.m. Monday, and trains were temporarily stopped in both directions, according to Caltrain spokesperson Christine Dunn.

Dunn said it appears the woman intentionally went in front of the train, but the official cause of the death remains under investigation by the county medical examiner's office.

There was no report of injuries to passengers on the Gilroy-bound train.

Northbound tracks were reopened at about 7:25 p.m. Monday. Trains single-tracked through the area at a reduced speed late into Monday night, with delays of up to an hour, Dunn said.


Posted by Local, a resident of another community
on Aug 12, 2009 at 9:51 pm

Times are tough. Life is hard.

Posted by tommygee, a resident of Rex Manor
on Aug 13, 2009 at 9:42 am

Hey I had rough patches in my life. But NOT ONCE did I ever consider suicide; which is a permanent fix to a current problem(s). If you wait long enough, the problems fix themselves or a person wises up and makes his/her life better. BUT NOT BY SUICIDE!!!

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