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Coroner names victims in California train mishap

October 21, 2013
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have named two men who were stuck and killed by a San Francisco Bay Area train during a worker strike.

The Contra Costa County Coroner's Office identified the men on Monday as 66-year-old Laurence Daniels of Fair Oaks and 58-year-old Christopher Sheppard of Hayward.

BART has said a four-car train carrying several employees was returning Saturday from a routine maintenance trip when it struck the men while they were inspecting a section of track in Walnut Creek.

The agency has said the train was being run under computer control and carried no passengers due to the strike.

The deaths came in the midst of the strike that has shut down BART train service and left commuters scrambling for alternative ways to work.

 
 

 

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