A person was struck and killed by a train in Menlo Park Sunday evening (Sept. 12), a Caltrain spokeswoman said.
Caltrain's southbound train number 438 struck a person on the tracks north of the Menlo Park station at about 5:14 p.m., spokeswoman Tasha Bartholomew said.
The person was on the tracks for unknown reasons, and the official position is they were trespassing, she added. Train 438 was shut down and passengers were transferred to other trains. Trains were being routed onto one track in the area.
Police and officials from the San Mateo County coroner's office are investigating the collision. Bartholomew said this is the seventh fatality for Caltrain this year.