By the Daily Post staff
FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 3:30 p.m.: The man killed by a train at the Churchill Avenue Caltrain crossing yesterday has been identified by the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Corner as Gary Zweig, 71.
THURSDAY, JAN. 21, 4:10 p.m.: The Churchill Avenue Caltrain crossing this afternoon after a train hit and killed a man on the tracks.
The collision occurred around 3:40 p.m. The train was No. 261 headed toward San Francisco. It had 22 passengers on board.
Palo Alto police advise motorists to expect delays in the area, and to take alternate routes to avoid traffic congestion.
All trains are stopped in the area as of shortly after 4 p.m.
The fatality is the first on Caltrain’s right-of-way in 2021.
The Transit Police Bureau of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office investigates all collisions on the railroad corridor.
Caltrain is saying the person killed was a “trespasser” but the circumstances of the fatal crash haven’t been determined. The man hasn’t been identified publicly.