REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — The Latest on a man killed after his car crash through a fence, was struck by commuter train (all times local):
Authorities have identified the driver of a car was died killed after his car crashed through chain link fence, stopped on a railroad track and was struck by a commuter train.
The San Mateo County Coroner’s Office Tuesday identified the driver as 29-year-old Pierre Meloty, of Redwood City.
California Highway Patrol Officer Art Montiel tells the San Jose Mercury News (http://bayareane.ws/2eHhRNG) a maintenance train traveling to San Francisco crashed into Meloty’s disabled car and dragged it about a half-mile.
Montiel says there were no skid marks or other indication that Meloty tried to stop before his vehicle went through the fence.
Meloty’s LinkedIn profile identifies him as a social media strategist based in San Jose and a 2010 graduate of Williams College, in Massachusetts.
Montiel says officers are looking into whether drugs or alcohol played a part in the crash or whether Meloty fell asleep at the wheel.
The driver of a car was killed after his car crashed through a fence, stopped on a railroad track and was struck by a commuter train.
The San Jose Mercury News reports (http://bayareane.ws/2eHhRNG ) the 29-year-old driver is from Redwood City but the California Highway Patrol says his identity won’t be released until his family is notified.
The CHP says a blue Volkswagen sedan crashed Tuesday through a fence in Redwood City and possibly landed on the driver’s side on the tracks.
A Caltrain, which was not in service but traveling to San Francisco, crashed into the car and dragged it about a half-mile.
Officials say tracks are back in use at full speed and trains were experiencing 10 minute delays, according to Caltrain.
Information from: San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News, http://www.mercurynews.com