2 Teens Killed by Train in NJ, 3rd Injured

Monday, Oct 3, 2011  |  Updated 8:36 PM EDT
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2 Teens Killed by Train in NJ, 3rd Injured

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A New Jersey Transit train struck and killed two teenagers and injured a third.

NJ Transit spokeswoman Penny Bassett Hackett says the three were on a railroad bridge over Route 46 in Wayne when the train came down the tracks at 9:45 p.m. Sunday.

The dead are identified as 16-year-old Alan Mendez of Wayne and 17-year-old Nicholas Sabina of Fairfield.

Bassett Hackett says a 15-year-old from Little Falls was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after he jumped down an embankment.

The train was headed to a maintenance yard in Kearny and was not carrying passengers.

Bassett Hackett says NJ Transit police are trying to determine why the boys were on the tracks.

She called the accident a tragedy for both the families and the train crew.

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