Fatal Car Accident Near Redwood City
A man was killed after his Volkswagen sedan crashed through a fence, stopped on a railway track and was hit by a commuter train.
The driver was identified by the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office as 29-year-old Pierre Meloty.
A maintenance railroad train traveling to San Francisco crashed into Meloty’s car and dragged it about a half-mile.
There were no skid marks or other indication that Meloty tried to stop until his vehicle went through the fence.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation.