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Man hit and killed by Caltrain at Castro Street

 

A man was hit and killed by a Caltrain at the Castro Street crossing in Mountain View Monday evening, Caltrain officials said in a statement.

The southbound train struck the man who was reportedly trespassing on the tracks at approximately 7:48 p.m., according to the statement. Trains began single-tracking through the downtown Mountain View transit station around 8:35 p.m.

Traffic from Moffett Boulevard and Central Expressway onto Castro Street was blocked while the scene was under investigation. Police diverted traffic at nearby intersections including Evelyn Avenue and Castro Street, and Evelyn Avenue and Hope Street.

There were approximately 118 passengers onboard the Caltrain with no reported injuries, according to the statement. Passengers were let off the train shortly after 8:30 p.m.

This is the ninth Caltrain fatality in 2019 and the second one on Monday, July 22. Around 4:45 p.m., 75-year-old man was struck and killed by a Caltrain heading northbound in Burlingame. He was identified as Michael Nichols of Burlingame by the San Mateo County coroner's office.

Police referred all inquiries to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Representatives from the sheriff's office were not immediately available at the scene.

Southbound tracks in Mountain View were reopened at 9:30 p.m.

This story will be updated as more information become available.

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