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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Daevonn Hartley, Apparent Embarcadero BART Suicide Attempt, Dies of His Wounds

Posted By on Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 7:45 AM

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The San Francisco Medical Examiner's office identified the person who yesterday wandered onto the BART tracks at Embarcadero in an apparent suicide attempt. Sadly, the attempt was successful -- Daevonn Hartley, a 16-year-old male Fremont resident, died of his wounds at 7 p.m. last night at San Francisco General Hospital.

Witnesses yesterday saw Hartley move onto the tracks "of his own accord," at around 2:30 p.m. said BART spokesman Jim Allison. Hartley was hit by a train and pinned beneath, requiring an extensive rescue effort and triggering long delays.

It was a day of drama and delays for BART. Prior to Hartley's sad demise, police chased a "wanted parolee" onto the tracks at Civic Center and captured him.

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.

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