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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Robert February 19, 2014 at 10:48 AM
Second time ACE has hit someone in just a matter of weeks-what a shame!
Mr. Pickles February 19, 2014 at 10:49 AM
Darwin award winner of the morning. Most people live without the experience of ever getting hit by a train.
Caroline Page February 19, 2014 at 10:56 AM
This happened directly behind my house. I knew something was up by how long & hard the conductor blew his horn!
Smitty February 19, 2014 at 11:48 AM
You're a hopeless case Maurice.
Robert S. Allen February 19, 2014 at 01:11 PM
A train may run on any track in either direction at any time. Except at a public crossing, stay clear of railroad tracks!
Jennifer Blanchard February 19, 2014 at 02:14 PM
The second time within a month, at the same exact location!
RU11550 February 19, 2014 at 02:34 PM
I have an idea. How about the railway put up a solid sound wall to discourage people from using it as a shortcut. There are large intentionally open access points along the tracks. A train traveling 70+ MPH doesn't exactly stop on a dime.
Peter Andrus February 19, 2014 at 02:41 PM
Think about how many people are in that train (i was on it when this person was struck), and think of how many car accidents and fatalities are being prevented by these people being in the train. The statistics are pretty convincing....
Maurice Duenas February 19, 2014 at 04:31 PM
RU11550 So you are advicating that someone pay the cost of putting up solid sound walls on both sides of the tracks their? Why not all they way down throughout the downtown and over the altamint pass, maybe back on Stanly bullivard all the way to Pleasinton? Why not on both sides of the tracks accros all of America while we are at it? There are laws that say do not cross the track. Az with any laws, if you don't pay them the attention, then you sufer the consiquinces of your actions.
Kung Pao February 19, 2014 at 05:15 PM
It's OK, according to the CC Times, he was a child porn suspect. Guess he was guilty?
Becky February 19, 2014 at 06:01 PM
Thanks, Kung Pao, for that referral to the Contra Costa Times article. It sounds like suicide to avoid facing his future.
Maurice Duenas February 19, 2014 at 06:06 PM
I only wishes that he had the decentcy to do it on the westbound train because their the engineer is way up high. Going the eastbound he is at tracks level and I feels sorry for the engineer becuae Eric Hogue was at the eye level of the guy when he went splat off the front window. Goodsbye now convicted child porner may you burn in hell.
Kung Pao February 19, 2014 at 07:18 PM
Hi Becky, here is that article: http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_25179206/livermore-commuter-train-fatally-hits-person-tracks
♫♪ The Cat is back in Town ♪♫ February 19, 2014 at 09:21 PM
Poor conductor. All because this sick coward took the easy way out the conductor has to live with the fact he killed someone.
Autumn Johnson (Editor) February 19, 2014 at 09:48 PM
Man Struck by ACE Train Had Arrest Warrant for Child Porn http://livermore.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/man-struck-by-ace-train-had-arrest-warrant-for-child-porn
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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