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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Mary Baca Identified as Balboa Park BART Fatality

Posted By on Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 10:45 AM

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The woman killed beneath the wheels of a BART train at Balboa Park Station Tuesday* afternoon has been identified by the San Francisco Medical Examiner's office as 67-year-old Mary Baca, a city resident.

Baca was struck by a train at around 4:35 p.m., triggering a two-hour closure of the station during commuting hours. It is, at this time, uncertain how  or why she found her way onto the tracks.

Calls and messages for BART have not yet been returned. We will update this story when we learn more.

*We initially misidentified the day. 

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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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