A man who died on the Caltrain tracks at California Avenue in Palo Alto Saturday (Dec. 3) has been identified by the Santa Clara County Coroner's Office.
San Jose resident Donald Larson, 48, was struck and killed at about 11:10 a.m. by northbound train No. 801, a Baby Bullet express train. His was the second death on Bay Area tracks within a two-hour period Saturday.
Jayne Cox, 27, of Folsom was struck and killed just north of the Menlo Park station at 12:13 p.m. by southbound train No. 428. She was identified by the San Mateo County Coroner's Office on Sunday.
Gary Carter, 47, of Fremont preceded the Peninsula deaths and was killed by Amtrak train number 727 in Fremont, a westbound Capitol Corridor train, around 10:20 a.m., Danelle Hunter, an Amtrak spokeswoman said.
There were 150 passengers on the train going through Palo Alto who were transferred to another train, Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn stated in a press release.
The train that struck Cox had 120 passengers, she said.
There were no injuries to the Amtrak train's crew or the approximately 40 passengers on board, Hunter said.
The train was delayed by about three hours and the passengers were ultimately taken by bus to their destination.
There have been 16 fatalities on the Caltrain right of way this year, Dunn said.
A middle-aged man, Greg Brown of Redwood City, was killed Nov. 26 at the California Avenue station. The highest number of deaths in one year in the Caltrain right of way -- 20 -- occurred in 1995, Dunn said.