Man Trapped at 24th Street BART Station Dies
Jeff De La Fuente, a 31-year-old resident of Hayward, succumbed to his injuries after he was pinned between a BART car and the platform on Wednesday night at the 24th Street station, according to the Office of the Medical Examiner. De La Fuente died at 7:50 p.m. on Wednesday, January 4, the office said, a little over an hour after he was trapped at the BART station near 6:30 p.m. His family have set up a GoFundMe in his honor, soliciting donations for a funeral and the transportation of his body back to the Philippines. “He leaves behind his mom Alice and beloved girlfriend Dorothy. His girlfriend is asking for donations to help Jeff's mom with the funeral expenses and arranging for him to be brought back to the Philippines for burial,” the fundraising account states. De La Fuente was trapped in an inches-long space between a BART car and the platform on Wednesday, according to Jonathan Baxter, a Fire Department spokesperson. Roughly a quarter of his ...
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