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Man killed by Caltrain Friday is identified

Original post made on Nov 12, 2008

A man who died after being struck by a Caltrain on Friday morning has been identified by the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office as Mountain View resident John Dulaney.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 8:58 AM

Comments (11)

Posted by Caltrain neighbor, a resident of another community
on Nov 12, 2008 at 10:35 am

Even when the engineers don't sound their horns and whistles, it's pretty hard to NOT hear a train approaching. These are not silent trains like Disneyland's monorail. Stay off the tracks -- "I can make it" = DEATH!

Posted by tunnel the trains, a resident of Meadow Park
on Nov 12, 2008 at 1:15 pm

Let's tunnel the trains already! Geesh.



Posted by Aimee, a resident of another community
on Nov 12, 2008 at 2:16 pm

I worked with John in TX and am devastated to hear about this tragedy. I can see his bright smile now. One of the most caring, pleasant individuals I've ever met. He will be greatly missed. <3

Posted by A.M. Trakk, a resident of Professorville
on Nov 12, 2008 at 5:53 pm

Hard not to hear a train approaching? How about looking both ways before crossing the tracks? If you can't see that the way is clear in both directions, then do not cross the tracks. "I will use basic common sense" = LIFE.

Posted by T, a resident of another community
on Nov 12, 2008 at 5:55 pm

A part of the ITP Community,

John will be missed.
A Tragic ending to a beautiful person.

I will miss his Big Blue Eyes

Posted by P.M., a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Nov 12, 2008 at 5:58 pm

Please refrain from your judgements.... You have no idea what it was like in the last moments of his life. Show a little respect

Posted by Robyn P, a resident of another community
on Nov 12, 2008 at 7:09 pm

Bless you John. You're still here in spirit. PEACE

Posted by Patty Wilson, a resident of another community
on Nov 12, 2008 at 10:54 pm

I can't believe Dulaney is gone. Not only worked with him in Tx, but he stayed best friends with my husband and I, He will be missed greatly. It's hard to believe he's gone. A beautiful person he was. Can anyone tell me what happened? Got an email from him on my birthday the 23rd, sent him one on his the 1st. What Happened? I don't understand.

Posted by Mike M, a resident of another community
on Nov 13, 2008 at 5:19 am

You will be missed at the Ranch, You were part of the Ranch family and you will always be in our hearts>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Posted by Tasha, a resident of another community
on Nov 14, 2008 at 3:13 pm

I will miss you forever, my heart will always have a hole where you filled it. You were a great friend and an even better person. I love you, John.

Posted by Ron, a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on Dec 5, 2008 at 11:23 am

He might have been the most wonderful of dudes, but his death was meaningless and quite stupid. He had to climbed at least one fence to get to the trackway, so it was not like he didn't know what he was doing. Then not look and get hit by a train.

Think about the conductor who has to live with causing the guy's death.

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