COMMERCE, Calif. — Hundreds of pedestrians and drivers are killed on railroad tracks and at highway-rail grade-crossings each year, but a triple fatality near Los Angeles Dec. 13 was especially horrific.
The Los Angeles Times reports three young men — perhaps all teens — were walking on tracks in Commerce around 9 p.m. Dec. 13 when they were hit by an Amtrak train and killed.
Two were identified as 15 and 17 years of age, while the age of the third was not determined.
The Amtrak train, with 125 passengers, was enroute from San Diego to Los Angeles.
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