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Palo Alto native killed in train-vehicle crash

Original post made on Sep 5, 2017

A 29-year-old Palo Alto native died early Tuesday morning when his Volkswagen was struck by a train traveling through Redwood City.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 11:22 AM

Comments (4)

Posted by Train Neighbor
a resident of Ventura
on Sep 5, 2017 at 1:48 pm

Train Neighbor is a registered user.

Sending sympathies to Mr. Meloty-Kapella's family and friends.

Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 6, 2017 at 10:12 am

This is a sad story and it will be interesting to discover if drugs and alcohol, or falling asleep at the wheel will be considered causes for this accident. RIP to the victim and sympathies to the family.

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Posted by Mike Piha
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Sep 6, 2017 at 3:14 pm

Pierre will be deeply missed, leaving behind those fond memories of his big smile, friendship, can-do attitude and thoughtful social media strategies he provided for our start-up company HitCheck over this past year. He was a brilliant young man who was on a great path to success.

I coached Pierre in youth football for the Palo Alto Knights where he excelled on and off the field and was fortunate to be a part of his professional career as he approached me earlier this year to support HitCheck through his newly founded social media company, pacmk. I am so proud of the young man he became and his passion and drive as an entrepreneur, Pierre made a positive impact on the development and awareness of our growth at HitCheck. He also “coached” me on how to build a successful social media campaign and the impact of “doing it right” and how it will enhance our success.

No words can express the sadness of Pierre's death or my gratitude for the opportunity to coach and work with him. Out team will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to excelling in what he started for us at HitCheck, by continuing an outstanding social media awareness campaign to help keep young athletes safe from possible concussion symptoms.

Coach Mike

Posted by Kapella
a resident of another community
on Sep 8, 2017 at 5:56 am

I was her aunt,so sad to known that Pierre'll miss us so much! I never kiss him but was looking at him every week by face! I don't understant that tragedy in our family... Was so a good one! I so sad! All your messages for our family, thanks! And tell me WHY!!!

Kapella Luboko Kéo-Nicole

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