The Santa Clara County Coroner's office has identified the woman who was struck and killed by a train the morning of Aug. 29 as Susan Cashion, 70, a Palo Alto resident and former professor at Stanford University.
Patrice O'Dwyer, administrative manager at the dance department at Stanford, told the Weekly Friday that Cashion had been a professor at the dance division of Stanford.
She had a 35-year career at Stanford and was the founder of the nonprofit Cashion Cultural Legacy, whose mission is to research, preserve, and create materials related to Mexican dance and expressive culture, according to her Stanford biography.
She also choreographed for TheatreWorks, a local theater company, the biography states.
Cashion was struck and killed by a train at 7:35 a.m. at the Charleston Road crossing.