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Second person struck and killed by Caltrain Thursday

Trains wait on tracks 5 and 6 for passengers at the Caltrain Station in San Francisco, Calif., on Thursday, July 18, 2019. Business leaders and transportation officials are putting together a sales tax ballot measure for next year that would generate billions for transportation infrastructure in the Bay Area. Top on their wish list is the downtown extension of Caltrain, with a tunnel running from the Mission Bay Area to the Transbay Terminal.
Trains wait on tracks 5 and 6 for passengers at the Caltrain Station in San Francisco on July 18, 2019. | Carlos Avila Gonzalez/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images | Source: Carlos Avila Gonzalez/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images

A second person was struck and killed by a train operated by Caltrain on Thursday, the agency said.

At approximately 12:10 p.m., a southbound train fatally struck a person at East Meadow Drive in Palo Alto.

There were approximately 68 passengers on board, with no other injuries reported, transit officials said.

As of 12:47 p.m., transit police cleared the northbound track for train movement at 20 mph speed restrictions.

This is Caltrain's fourth fatality of the year and second one in one day.

Earlier, Mountain View police began investigating the death of a pedestrian struck and killed by a southbound train operated by Caltrain early Thursday in Mountain View, according to transit officials.

The collision occurred about 1:30 a.m. at the Rengstorff Avenue crossing.

The final cause of death and identification of the victims will be determined by the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner/Coroner's Office, according to a Caltrain news release.

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