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3 men killed on train tracks in Commerce

December 14, 2010 |  7:44 am

Three people were killed by a train while walking on a trestle in Commerce

Investigators were trying to determine Tuesday why three men were walking on the tracks in Commerce when a passenger train struck and killed them.

The unidentified men were walking about 9 p.m. Monday on an area of the tracks where there was no room for pedestrians, and they were unable to get off in time to avoid the Amtrak train, said Sgt. Michael Thomas of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

L.A. County fire crews and sheriff's homicide detectives pronounced the men dead at the scene in the 6500 block of 26th Street.

“As far as why, that hasn’t been determined,” Thomas said Tuesday. “Obviously, there is speculation. Were they goofing off? Were they committing suicide?”

The train carrying about 125 passengers was traveling from San Diego to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.

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