Coroner IDs man killed by Caltrain Wednesday

Cecil Joseph Bloch, 63, struck by train in Mountain View

A man who was struck and killed by a Caltrain Wednesday night in Mountain View has been identified by the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office as Cecil Joseph Bloch.

Bloch, 63, was a Mountain View resident and his death appears to have been a suicide, according to the medical examiner's office.

Bloch was struck by a southbound train on the tracks south of the San Antonio station at about 6:50 p.m., a Caltrain spokeswoman said.

This was the seventh fatality on the Caltrain tracks this year, of which three were determined to be suicides and three remain under investigation. Last year there were 11 fatalities.

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Posted by Sad Ending
a resident of Palo Verde School
on Jun 3, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Rest in peace. Too bad he could not reach for help. The tracks is a very violent and sad way to die. Hopefully his pain is gone now.

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Posted by Real Sad
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 3, 2011 at 11:48 pm

I feel real sad for the train driver who witnessed the incident and I feel sad for those who had to pick up the pieces of the person after the incident. They will remember this for the rest of their lives.

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Posted by unbray
a resident of Southgate
on Jun 4, 2011 at 3:02 pm

no way, advanced people can see that when you die its not over! you are in a place where you are tested for perhaps an eternity!! most people do nnot know this! you cannot escape from ''everything''.it is YOU, not some ''god'' that simply lets you go,no you never ''rest in peace''! eternity which you are ,goes on perhaps forever! no use harming anyone or yourself. there is no ''closure'' in eternity!

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Posted by resident
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 4, 2011 at 7:42 pm


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on Jun 6, 2011 at 2:36 am


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