Maintenance train strikes vehicle on Caltrain tracks in fatal collision
A maintenance train headed north struck a Volkswagen on Buckingham Avenue, killing driver Pierre-Alexandre Meloty-Kapella, a 29-year-old from Redwood City, according to an news article from CBS San Francisco.
The accident occurred at about 1:20 a.m. when Pierre-Alexandre-Kapella, 29, of Redwood City, was driving his Volkswagen on Buckingham Avenue. For reasons unknown, the driver went through a fence and landed his vehicle on the Caltrain tracks. Simultaneously, a maintenance train headed north on a sidetrack used by freight trains hit the Volkswagen and killed Meloty-Kapella, sources said.
Authorities have stated that they are looking into whether drugs or alcohol played a part in the car crash or if the victim simply fell asleep at the wheel.
Meloty-Kapella was the founder of a San Jose-based social media strategy company, said the news article.
Currently, this crash remains under investigation as authorities work to determine the exact cause and liable party in the crash.
Further details will be reported at a later time once the investigation has concluded.
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