Double Fatality after Light Rail Train Crash near Lincoln and Auzerais Avenues
SAN JOSE, CA (July 8, 2018) – Two people were killed Sunday afternoon following a train collision on Lincoln Avenue near Auzerais Avenue.
According to the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, the collision happened around 12:34 PM. A gold Buick Regal was heading south on Lincoln Avenue when it approached the light rail train crossing at the 500 block of the street. The VTA railway crossing arms were down and functioning when the Buick attempted to drive around and was struck by the train.
The driver and the passenger of the Buick sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene. Both were described to be adult males, but their names were withheld pending notification of families. Approximately 20 passengers inside the train were evaluated at the scene, while the operator was sent to a hospital for testing. None of the train occupants were reported injured in the collision.
The San Jose Police Department is currently handling the investigation. Anyone with relevant information about the deadly collision is encouraged to contact Detective Brian McMahon at (408) 277-4654. No further details were available to the public at this time.
We extend our sincerest sympathies to the family and friends of the victims. May they rest both in peace.
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