Pleasanton Weekly

News - January 24, 2014

Pleasanton man killed by commuter train

One of 2 men struck by Caltrain express in Santa Clara

by Jeremy Walsh

A Pleasanton man was killed after being struck by a train at the Santa Clara Caltrain station Monday evening.

Philip Scholz, 35, was described by a Pleasanton friend as "a really nice, fun, upbeat, lively guy with lots of friends and family, including his wife Emily."

Scholz was one of two men hit by a northbound express train around 5:45 p.m. Monday, according to Caltrain officials. The second man was injured, but authorities have not released an update on his condition.

Investigators are still working to determine why the men were on the tracks when the train approached, according to a Santa Clara County Coroner's Office spokesperson.

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