Mountain View: Coroner releases name of man killed on train tracks

Medical examiner had sought public's help to ID victim

After seeking the public's help in identifying a man killed Friday evening on the train tracks between Mountain View and Sunnyvale, the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office has identified the victim as a 29-year-old Santa Clara man.

Jason Rodriguez was found without identification after he was struck by an express "Baby Bullet" train headed from San Jose to San Francisco at about 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, according to the medical examiner's office.

Rodriguez was struck by Train 381, which was carrying 59 passengers. Caltrain officials have not said how he ended up on the tracks that evening.

Over the weekend, the medical examiner's office issued a request for public help in identifying the victim, whose black backpack didn't contain identification or anything else that might have revealed who he was.


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Posted by Train neighbor
a resident of Ventura
on Dec 23, 2014 at 9:58 am

My deepest sympathies to Jason's family and friends.

3 people like this
Posted by Rose
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Dec 23, 2014 at 10:35 am

My condolences Jason's family and friends.

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Posted by West Meadow resident
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Dec 23, 2014 at 10:57 am

Heartfelt sympathy to the Rodriguez family and Jason's friends.

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Posted by Gertrude
a resident of Monroe Park
on Dec 23, 2014 at 11:07 am

The holidays are wonderful for many but brutally hard for others.

It's always so sad for me to read about people who end their lives, knowing they most likely did so because of intense sadness and hopelessness. RIP Jason.

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