Officials Identify Man Killed by BART Train

Geovanni Herniquez, 28, was hit and killed around 11:25 p.m. Tuesday by a BART train just south of the station at 28601 Dixon St. in Hayward.

By Bay City News—

A man fatally struck by a BART train near the South Hayward station on Tuesday night has been identified by the Alameda County coroner's bureau as 28-year-old Geovanni Herniquez.

Herniquez was struck at about 11:25 p.m. Tuesday by a Richmond-bound train on the tracks just south of the station at 28601 Dixon St. in Hayward.

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The death caused a major disruption of BART service Tuesday night and Wednesday morning because investigators had to wait until daylight to make sure they collected all of the evidence before clearing the scene, BART spokesman Jim Allison said.

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Allison said the death, which occurred in a dark and remote area, is being considered an "unattended death" because there were no witnesses in the case.
George Zimmerman March 07, 2014 at 12:43 AM
Were there bolt cutters or wire crimpers found at the scene? Other than stealing wire, what else would a 28-year old Felon be doing Trespassing in restricted BART territory at midnight?
Jennifer Lynne Burns March 07, 2014 at 03:52 AM
Well unfortunately George Zimmerman, there were NOT any of those found present. He was an amazing man that just had a lot going on in his life. As much as he was loved by ALL of us his best friends and other close friends he had a great depression that a lot of us didn't know about. As we beat ourselves up inside we all have to deal with the questions of why and what?... Unfortunately your questions are a little different then ours. But at least we have the answers to your questions. All of us are left without ever knowing the answers to ours. So long story short. This young man of only 28 years (felon and or what you wish to call him) took his life. Inconveniencing hundreds of BART riders. And we as his friends are so sorry for that. Is you knew the man he was he would NEVER want to disrupt anyone's lives as he did. We are left with another angel in heaven looking down on all of us. So state what you want to state and go from there. But here is the answer to your question!


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