39 year old Palo Alto resident Eric Salvatierra was a Vice President for PayPal. He apparently commuted by bike and Caltrain from his Palo Alto home to his office.
He was apparently walking his bike across the tracks on Ravenswood Avenue in Menlo Park, CA when he was struck and killed by northbound Caltrain 233, which was slowing as it pulled into the Menlo Park Caltrain station. /* sigh */ The engineer for this locomotive was given the rest of the day off.
My condolences to those who knew and loved Salvatierra. If any of you have a photo of him on a bike in happier times I’d love to publish it. I won’t publish the photo here, but Jim G happened to be on a passing train and caught the aftermath. 🙁
More at Palo Alto Online and Merc News.