Three childhood buddies hanging out on a railroad overpass, tossing eggs at the cars below, were killed by a commuter train that emerged out of the night.
The engineer of the quiet, electric-powered train threw the emergency brake Thursday as soon as the headlights illuminated the young men, but it was too late, said Susan McGowan, a spokeswoman for the Long Island Rail Road.
The train was traveling 55 mph, 5 mph below the speed limit, and had just come out of a slight curve.
The victims were Keith Titus, 19, George Baez, 18, and Steven Luparello, 22.
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