New electric train hits and kill a person on the tracks during test run

One of Caltrain's electric trains, like this one, hit and killed a person on the tracks during a test run. Caltrain photo.

A Caltrain electric test train struck and killed a person on the tracks in San Carlos early this morning (April 7).

Caltrain said at 12:10 a.m. a southbound train hit and killed a person who was on the tracks for unknown reasons.

The victim, who hasn’t been identified, was confirmed dead at 12:27 a.m.

The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Transit Police Bureau, which patrols the Caltrain corridor, is investigating.