bart_generic1.jpg9:30 AM: SF Weekly is reporting that the person who was trapped under BART at Embarcadero Station last night has died of his injuries.

Daevonn Hartley. who the Weekly says was a 16-year-old male Fremont resident, died of his wounds last night at 7 PM after being transported to SF General. According to a BART spokesperson quoted by the WeeklyHartley “went down onto the tracks of his own accord.”

10:37 AM (BCN): A 16-year-old Fremont boy died in an apparent suicide at the Embarcadero BART station in San Francisco on Wednesday afternoon, according to BART officials and the San Francisco medical examiner’s office.

Daevonn Hartley was struck at about 2:30 p.m. by a train headed to the East Bay.

Emergency crews responded and were able to extract Hartley, who was taken to San Francisco General Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries at 7 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

BART spokesman Linton Johnson said this was the second suicide attempt on BART tracks this year and the first to turn fatal.

The incident caused major delays throughout much of the BART system for more than an hour Wednesday afternoon.

As always, this is where we note that San Francisco Suicide Prevention is there 24 hours a day at 415-781-0500 to help anyone in crisis.

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