Two teenagers were killed by a New Jersey Transit train as it passed over a railroad bridge over Route 46 in Wayne last night. Three unidentified boys were on the trestle on the Montclair-Boonton line when the train came through just after 9:45 p.m., on its way to a maintenance yard. The boys saw the train coming and started running, a police source tells, but only one survived: a 15-year-old who jumped from the tracks to an embankment.

The survivor's injuries did not appear life-threatening, and Wayne Detective Capt. James Clarke tells he was conscious as he was taken to an ambulance. His two friends weren't so lucky. The engineer reportedly blew the horn and hit he emergency brake, but couldn't stop in time. A 16-year-old from Wayne and a 17-year-old from Little Falls were struck and killed.

A New Jersey Transit spokesperson says, "I do have to say it’s an unfortunate incident that did not have to happen, which is why we plead with teenagers to stay off the right of way because a train could come from any direction at any time."