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2 Teen Girls Hugged, Stepped in Front of Train
Third Pennsylvania girl got cold feet just before suicide
By Harry Kimball, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 1, 2010 9:24 AM CST
An Acela Express train approaches Boston's South Station.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Two girls killed by a speeding Amtrak train last week in Pennsylvania actually committed suicide, according to a witness and autopsy results. Vanessa Dorwart and Gina Gentile, 15 and 16, stepped on to the tracks Thursday morning just before an Acela from Boston to Washington, DC, came through town. A third girl who had planned to join them in ending her life says they embraced before being hit by the train.

Both girls were apparently upset by the recent death of Gentile’s boyfriend in a traffic accident, the Delaware County Daily Times reports. Along with the witness’ account of events, the coroner concluded that the nature of their injuries shows they were struck head on, not while attempting to cross the tracks. Police believe as many as seven persons could have been, or still are, involved in a suicide pact.

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Nov 29, 2011 10:38 PM CST
And all of you that are saying that they result to drugs and violence and suicide because of pressure its old news and if you are reading this and you do drugs to relieve pressure well here is some info to you doing drugs or using violence may relieve pressure for the moment when you puncturing your skin to inject the drugs or smoking marijuana or sniffin heroin or coke it only last a little bit and in the long run it only makes the pressure five times worse believe me i am related to someone who was doing it.
Nov 29, 2011 10:28 PM CST
If you are one of the ones who left a comment about it being hillarious or annoying or brilliant your wrong and sick you should be ashamed of yourselve's it is not either of those things especially hillarious that two girls stepped in front of a train and took their own lives these girls may have not made a smart choice instead the alternative of seeing somebody for help but that doesnt make them any different they had good reason for there actions so if you voted one of the three i said you should go live under a rock and stay there because you have issues.
Kelli Hindman
Feb 2, 2011 4:46 PM CST
Most of you sickos are the sad sad result of the degration of humanity! I pray God shows you the truth that these weren't two PMSing little brats, but people just like you and me- they had feelings! And a soul...