Girl fatally struck by Caltrain in Pal Alto

August 22, 2009 4:28:06 PM PDT
A Caltrain struck and killed a girl on the tracks Friday night in Palo Alto at the same crossing where two teenagers were fatally hit by trains earlier this summer, an agency spokeswoman said Saturday.

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The girl was struck in what appeared to be an intentional act around 10:45 p.m. at the East Meadow Drive crossing, Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn said.

The girl is the 10th person to be fatally struck by a Caltrain this year, four of which have been deemed suicides, Dunn said.

The Santa Clara County medical examiner's office will determine whether the girl's death was a suicide, though Dunn said the act was likely intentional.

On May 5, a 17-year-old boy was struck and killed by a Caltrain at the same crossing. Messages from officials at Gunn High School, where the boy was a student, indicated his death was a suicide.

Another Gunn student, a 17-year-old girl, was killed by a train June 2 also at the same crossing. Dunn said her death also appeared to be intentional

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