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December 9, 2011 > Fund for family of student killed in train accident

Fund for family of student killed in train accident

Submitted By Rick La Plante

A fund has been established to give the New Haven community the opportunity to assist the family of a Conley-Caraballo High School (CCHS) student who was killed in a train accident.

Enrique Cisneros, a CCHS senior whose mother, Mary Rodriguez, is a campus monitor at Alvarado Middle School, was killed at about 11:30 a.m. after being struck by a freight train as he walked on the tracks near Smith Street, according to the Alameda County Coroner.

Union City Police called the incident "a tragic accident," noting that the victim was wearing headphones and walking with his back to the train, while on his way to work at Texas Roadhouse.

When school resumed, grief counselors were on campus at Conley-Caraballo High School, as well as at Alvarado Middle, where the victim's younger brother is a student, and at James Logan High, where the victim had many friends.

A fund to be used to help the family pay expenses has been set up at Bank of America, 31800 Alvarado Blvd., Union City. To donate, send a check and include the notation "Enrique Cisneros, Account No. 1148018198" on the memo line.

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