Person struck, killed by Caltrain in Santa Clara
A commuter train hit and killed a person near the Santa Clara station Monday evening, a Caltrain spokeswoman said. The person was hit at about 5:30 p.m. by a northbound train at the Santa Clara station, Caltrain spokeswoman Jayme Ackemann said. Police and firefighters arrived there at 5:39 p.m., Ackemann said. The person was pronounced dead at the scene. Trains are holding in the area causing major delays for riders. An earlier report of a train hitting a person proved to be unfounded. About 30 minutes earlier, a person walking on the tracks dropped a bag, which was struck by the train. The person was uninjured, but trains stopped briefly to assess the situation and police took the trespasser into custody, Ackemann said.