Trespasser struck, killed by Caltrain

A person was struck and killed by a Caltrain in Palo Alto this afternoon, a transit agency spokeswoman said.

Southbound Caltrain No. 802 hit the person who was trespassing on the tracks at Charleston Road around 12:45 p.m., Caltrain spokeswoman Jayme Ackemann said.

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Tracks in both directions have been closed, she said.

The Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office has been called to the scene.

The involved train was supposed to move through a crossover and single-track through an area in Mountain View where track work was taking place by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, Ackemann said.

The VTA has set up a bus bridge in the northbound and southbound directions for passengers between the Palo Alto and California Avenue Caltrain stations.