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Person dies in Caltrain collision on Monday night

Incident occurred on tracks near Palo Alto Avenue, Alma Street

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Caltrain has reported a collision between a train and a person who died while trespassing on the tracks Monday night in Palo Alto, agency officials said.

An alert about the collision involving southbound train No. 192 was posted on Twitter at 10:22 p.m. by Caltrain. The person had trespassed on the tracks near Palo Alto Avenue and Alma Street and died at the scene.

The Palo Alto Avenue grade crossing was closed as a result of the collision, Palo Alto police said in a Nixle alert on Monday night.

The incident will be investigated by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, which has jurisdiction over the tracks, police said.

The Santa Clara County Coroner's Office identified the individual as 23-year-old Jacob Aaron Meisel of Stanford.

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Person dies in Caltrain collision on Monday night

Incident occurred on tracks near Palo Alto Avenue, Alma Street

by / Palo Alto Weekly

Uploaded: Mon, Aug 2, 2021, 11:27 pm
Updated: Wed, Aug 4, 2021, 10:40 am

Caltrain has reported a collision between a train and a person who died while trespassing on the tracks Monday night in Palo Alto, agency officials said.

An alert about the collision involving southbound train No. 192 was posted on Twitter at 10:22 p.m. by Caltrain. The person had trespassed on the tracks near Palo Alto Avenue and Alma Street and died at the scene.

The Palo Alto Avenue grade crossing was closed as a result of the collision, Palo Alto police said in a Nixle alert on Monday night.

The incident will be investigated by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, which has jurisdiction over the tracks, police said.

The Santa Clara County Coroner's Office identified the individual as 23-year-old Jacob Aaron Meisel of Stanford.

Help is available

Any person who is feeling depressed, troubled or suicidal can call 800-784-2433 to speak with a crisis counselor. People in Santa Clara County can call 855-278-4204. Spanish speakers can call 888-628-9454.

People can reach trained counselors at Crisis Text Line by texting 741741.

Read more: How to help those in crisis.

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