Person Killed After Being Struck by ACE Train

The collision occurred around 5:40 p.m., according ACE Train officials.

ACE Train officials confirm that a person was hit by a train in Livermore on Tuesday evening in the 1000 block of Railroad Avenue.

The Altamont Corridor Express told riders via the comments section on their Facebook page that the collision was a fatality. 

ACE Train spokesperson Thomas Reeves told Patch, via email, that the person on the tracks was a "trespasser." 

"Trespasser in Livermore struck by ACE 06 around 5:40. Livermore PD investigating."

Livermore Pleasanton Fire Battalion Chief Paul Legasa says fire crews responded to the call of a pedestrian versus a train with two engines, one truck, and a Battalion Chief.

The Union Pacific Railroad Police Department is investigating the incident and has not yet been reached for comment. 

The identity of the victim has not yet been released.

According to the ACE Train Facebook page, the trains were running again by about 8:30 p.m. last night. As of this morning, the ACE Train website shows all trains running on time.

In January, 65-year-old Benjamin Cordova of Livermore was killed when he was hit by the train about two blocks away from Tuesday's fatality. On Jan. 20, a Pleasanton man died after being hit by the Caltrain in Santa Clara during his heroic efforts to save another man who was suicidal. On the peninsula, a woman was killed after being struck by the Caltrain on Jan. 31

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Patch will update this story once more information becomes available.
Maurice Duenas February 19, 2014 at 10:16 PM
GET IT RIGHT YOU PEOPLES: A conductor is a railway train crew member responsible for operational and safety duties that do not involve actual operation of the train. A railroad engineer, locomotive engineer, train operator, train driver or engine driver is a person who operates a train on a railroad or railway.
Willis February 19, 2014 at 11:11 PM
Thank you for leaving this world. I'd rather you inconvenience adults instead of consider harming children.
Desert Rat February 19, 2014 at 11:18 PM
I hope he had his back to the train upon impact. Somehow I would find that apropos.....
Robert S. Allen February 20, 2014 at 12:38 AM
Stay off the tracks! Even experienced track workers get killed. They have train line-ups and flagging procedures. It just takes a moment of inattention. Parents, warn your off-spring!
Andy Smith February 20, 2014 at 09:56 AM
Expect a train on ANY track, at ANY time, in ANY direction. In other words, don't trespass on private property. (Railroad tracks are private property----privately owned land).


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