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Officials Identify Man Struck by ACE Train

The man was hit and killed by the train on Jan. 21, causing delays that lasted for hours during the evening commute.

Officials with the Alameda County Coroner's Office have identified 65-year-old Benjamin Cordova of Livermore as the man who was killed after being hit by the ACE train while he was on the tracks in the 1300 block of Railroad Avenue last Tuesday evening. 

[Related article: Man Killed After Being Struck by ACE Train]

In a previous Patch article, ACE Train spokesperson Thomas Reeves told Patch that a man who had been on the tracks was a "trespasser."

Livermore Pleasanton fire officials said the man appeared to have been "walking his bicycle across the tracks at the time of the incident."

Union Pacific Police investigators have not yet been reached for comment as to why Cordova was on the train tracks.
Livermore 30+ years January 27, 2014 at 07:26 PM
Is there a recent picture of him?
Desert Rat January 27, 2014 at 07:29 PM
Yes, but it's a montage.....
Maurice Duenas January 27, 2014 at 08:07 PM
@desert. I might have the pieces you are missing.
Mr. Pickles January 27, 2014 at 08:09 PM
That's right @Desert Rat after they pick up the pieces.
Terry Givens January 27, 2014 at 09:05 PM
Maybe Mr. Reeves could have worded it a little better. First and foremost Mr Cordova was a man who was crossing the tracks. He was a trespasser secondly.
TrueRealist January 27, 2014 at 10:50 PM
No. As soon as he broke the law he became a trespasser. Darwin Award winner.
Terry Givens January 27, 2014 at 11:11 PM
Darwin Thanks for agreeing with me. Since he is only guilty of trespassing when convicted in a court of law!
Maxwell Edison January 28, 2014 at 12:01 AM
Caused commute delays, was a trespasser, oh how terrible, but yes he was a human being who's life ended no matter what the reason, that's the lead.
Livermore 30+ years January 29, 2014 at 01:55 AM
Very sad story. He was well known to many long-time livermore residents. It sounds from some talk about town is that he was walking across the tracks and got stuck. Very sad for family.
Robert S. Allen February 02, 2014 at 04:47 PM
Freeways, airport runways, and railroad tracks are dangerous places. A safe crossing is the P Street underpass, a short distance away.
Jennifer Blanchard February 18, 2014 at 10:39 PM
...And another person struck about an hour ago in the same location. Time for a wall or more vigilant patrolling maybe?
TrueRealist February 18, 2014 at 10:57 PM
Time for people to not be dumbasses? A wall? Seriously? Yes, let's build a wall that will cost thousands so that people can climb over it and still get hit. Like the wall and fence that protects our borders? How's that working out.... I say thin the herd. Survival of the fittest.
Desert Rat February 19, 2014 at 01:24 AM
Don't forget to put up a chain link fence around the entire Grand Canyon and safety nets at Niagara Falls too.....
Maurice Duenas February 19, 2014 at 09:06 AM
Lets look at how good the fence between the united states and mexico works. My people will always find a way to get over or thru or under a wall to cross the river or the tracks
Isabella Martinez Macias February 19, 2014 at 11:50 PM
why cant everyone just get along, I swear there Is so much sRcasum Its redIculous!!!
Desert Rat February 20, 2014 at 12:02 AM
I hate sRcasum......

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