Daevonn Hartley, Apparent Embarcadero BART Suicide Attempt, Dies of His Wounds

The San Francisco Medical Examiner's office identified the person who yesterday wandered onto the BART tracks at Embarcadero in an apparent suicide attempt. Sadly, the attempt was successful -- Daevonn Hartley, a 16-year-old male Fremont resident, died of his wounds at 7 p.m. last night at San Francisco General Hospital.

Witnesses yesterday saw Hartley move onto the tracks "of his own accord," at around 2:30 p.m. said BART spokesman Jim Allison. Hartley was hit by a train and pinned beneath, requiring an extensive rescue effort and triggering long delays.

It was a day of drama and delays for BART. Prior to Hartley's sad demise, police chased a "wanted parolee" onto the tracks at Civic Center and captured him.

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