Randy Economy Investigative Journalist, Political Adbviser

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

MONTEBELLO TEENS ANTHONY SANDOVAL, 15, GILBERT CORREA, 17, and JOSEPH HERNANDEZ ided as the three victims killed by AMTRAK Commuter Train in Commerce on Monday night. Share your thoughts....

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner at Solana Beach, Cali...Image via Wikipedia
Amtrak train similar to the one in the deadly accident in Commerce.
By Randy Economy
December 15, 2010
11 a.m.

Commerce, CA

Three families are grieving the loss of their sons today after that horrific AMTRAK accident on Monday evening in the Eastside industrial community of Commerce.  Investigators are still trying to piece together the details of the case, and why three young boys were walking on top of the very dangerous commuter railroad tracks that dominate a large portion of this part of Los Angeles just east of Downtown.

Late Tuesday, members of the Los Angeles County Coroner's office identified the three boys who were killed as the following:

  • Anthony Sandoval, 15
  • Gilbert Correa, 17
  • Joseph Hernandez (no age given)

All three lived in the city of Montebello, which is located north of Commerce.  Their bodies were found at the accident scene that was located at the 6500 block of 26th Street.  The AMTRAK train that struck and killed the three boys was a "Surfliner" that runs daily to and from Los Angeles and San Diego.  More than 125 people were on the train at the time of the deadly accident.  The train was delayed more than 5 hours according to records I obtained from railroad officials.

If you have a special comment, or knew the victims, please feel free to share you thoughts in my comment section.  So sad.  My heart and Prayers go out to the families and friends of the victims.  T
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