Metrolink train kills 2 teen boys in Mission Viejo [Updated]

File photo: A conductor steps down from the engine of a Metrolink train on the Los Angeles-bound Monday morning commute September 15, 2008 in Chatsworth, California.
File photo: A conductor steps down from the engine of a Metrolink train on the Los Angeles-bound Monday morning commute September 15, 2008 in Chatsworth, California. David McNew/Getty Images

A Metrolink train killed two teen boys and injured a girl this morning in Mission Viejo.

Orange County Sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amormino said the 911 call came from the girl shortly after 6 a.m.

“The two male teenage boys were killed instantly," said Amormino. "She stated that she was thrown back as a result of the impact and only slightly injured. She has been transported to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries.”

Amormino said her injuries are not life threatening. Passengers between Irvine and Laguna Niguel will be bused for a while this morning.

Metrolink says the train was heading from Oceanside to Los Angeles when it struck three people on tracks shortly after 6 a.m. Thursday. Agency spokeswoman Angie Starr said nobody on the train was hurt.

Sheriff's deputies said two male and one female ages 18 or 19 apparently had been walking on the tracks or camping nearby.

Investigators did not immediately know what the teenagers were doing on the tracks in Mission Viejo, 50 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.

This story incorporates copy from the Associated Press, copyright 2010.

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