PayPal Vice President Eric Salvatierra Struck By Commuter Train, Killed

By: Shaylin Clark - March 12, 2012

PayPal Vice President Eric Salvatierra has been struck and killed by a commuter train in Menlo Park, California. His remains were identified yesterday by the coroner of San Mateo County.

According to the San Mateo County Times, Salvatierra was struck at 9:30 AM on Friday. Salvatierra was 39 years old and leaves behind a wife and three daughters. Details of Salvatierra’s death are not yet being released by authorities, though his uncle told reporters that Salvatierra had his bike with him at the time of his death.

Salvatierra was vice president of customer advocacy and operational excellence. PayPal has not yet responded to a request for comment.

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  • Dan

    Statistically, about 2/3rd of Caltrain fatalities are suicides. It only takes a mix of a bad situation at work (hints of age discrimination, early warning signs of impending demotion or even being made redundant) and a bad situation at home (for instance, a marriage that is heading downhill) for a plan to take hold in a person’s mind. Most people don’t carry out this plan. Some do.