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Montebello high schools mourn students fatally struck by Amtrak train

December 15, 2010 | 11:55 am

Counselors were on campus at two Montebello high schools Wednesday morning to help grieving students deal with the loss of two teenagers killed Monday night by an Amtrak train in Commerce.

The teenagers, Anthony Sandoval, 15, and Gilbert Correa, 17, were walking with Joseph Hernandez, 27, on a part of the tracks where there is no room for pedestrians, a Los Angeles Sheriff's Department official said. They were struck about 9 p.m. by a train traveling from San Diego to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. 

All three were pronounced dead at the scene in the 6500 block of 26th Street.

The teens lived in Montebello and attended school there, according to Michael Cobarrubias, a spokesman for the Montebello Unified School District. One of the young men was a student at Vail High School, according to officials there.

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