A top PayPal executive has been killed after being hit by a commuter train as he stood on the tracks in California.
The body of Eric Salvatierra, 39, PayPal's vice-president and a married father of three, was identified Sunday by San Mateo County coroner's investigators.
The train's operator Caltrain said Mr Salvatierra was standing on the northbound tracks on Friday morning in Menlo Park when hit.
Killed: Eric Salvatierra, the vice president of PayPal, whose company is owned by eBay, was killed Friday morning when struck by a commuter train in California
An investigation is underway as authorities try to understand why he was on the tracks.
As a father of three girls under the age of 10, family say there wasn't anything that suggested he was suicidal as most cases of train-related deaths are reported.
'For me and to all of us, this is just an incredible, unexpected loss,' said his uncle, Oscar Salvatierra speaking to Mercury News.
'He was an individual who you would never see visibly upset,' he said. 'I was proud of how he lived life.'
Investigation: Mr Salvatierra, 39, was hit while standing on the train's tracks prompting an investigation while he leaves behind a wife and three young girls
Mr Salvatierra had worked for PayPal, the online payment service, for about five years after being recruited by eBay, which owns PayPal, to Silicon Valley.
Prior to that he had worked for Goldman Sachs and graduated from Georgetown.
Funeral arrangements have yet to be announced while family are reportedly arriving in Phoenix where Mr Salvatierra grew up.
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