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3 pedestrians killed by Amtrak train identified

December 14, 2010 |  9:21 pm

Los Angeles County coroner's officials late Tuesday identified the three people struck and killed by an Amtrak train while walking on tracks in Commerce.

The men, all from Montebello, were identified Tuesday as Anthony Sandoval, 15; Gilbert Correa, 17; and Joseph Hernandez, whose age was unknown, said Lt. Larry Dietz of the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

They 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 train, said Sgt. Michael Thomas of the Sheriff's Department.

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

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


3 men killed on train tracks in Commerce

At least 2 people killed by Amtrak train in Commerce

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