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Montebello high schools mourn students fatally struck by Amtrak train

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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Anthony, Gilbert, Joseph, It breaks My heart to know that You've gone through this I Just want to let you know that my respects go out to you and your Family and all of your loved ones May God Give you the Power and Strength to Endure such a tragedy. In my heart you will always live even though ive never actually met you in person. I know that you are special and very important to our world. xoxo <3

I remember reading about Montebello HS same high school with the American flag upside down and the Mexican flag on the Flag pole. Mmm

Poor students. may the RIP, Hard for the parents and this is during the Holidays.

Just wonder what they were doing on the tracks ?

sidewalk for humans, railroad tracks are for trains! RIP

My deepest condolences to the family of these young men. There are no words to help console family and friends of this horrible loss.

Who knows what they were doing on those tracks. Were they just walking and goofing around, were they up to no good? who knows, who knows. Good or bad judgement on their part, they are gone, leaving behind pain and tears to all who knew these boys.

May they R I P

Very sad.

Hey Gatta, thanks for posting something totally un-related to this tragedy and being a moron.

What in the world were they doing on the tracks

Viva La Raza!

Channel 5 said they tagging the area.

rip tony, gilbert & joseph u will be missed always...... and to those fools writing those idiotic comments have some dam respect

Gilbert ,joey,tony, we all miss you on the block. Can,t believe you guys are gone. You will live in the hearts of me and all the homies.
" OUTER R.I.P."

It is very sad how these young boys' life's were taken from them at such an earl stage in their lives . I went to the wake yesterday and just looking over Gilberts lifeless body made me very sad . I can only hope his family is coping ok . I am terribly sorry forthe family's lOSS. I payed my respects and said goodbye . I hope he's with the angels . anT .

Please post ! you guys will always be in our hearts you were good peeps . 1


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