Chatsworth Metrolink Crash

A database of fatalities from the Sept. 12, 2008, train collision.

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Reader tributes

Tears are running down my face as I think back of the memories of having Mr. Long as my 7th and 8th grade English teacher (i think homeroom too :)as well as reading all these memories from other former Grace Brethren students and teachers. He was a wonderful example of an ordinary yet, Godly man who used his gifts and talents to touch the lives of hundreds of students throughout his teaching years. He introduced me to Christian Rock too, back in 1987. I always thought Christian Music consisted of old church hymns but nooo, Mr. Long introduced me to Petra and Michael W. Smith :). Mrs. Long and Devin-my family's heart and prayers go to you both, for the peace that transcends all understanding, which only our Heavenly Father can give.

— Lori Pham (Shigematsu)
about Paul Long,
posted September 16, 2008, at 9:32 p.m.

Facts about the 25 identified fatalities:

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Keep in mind
  • The Times initially mispelled the name of Michael Hammersley and Beverly Mosley.
  • The coroner's office reported a 26th victim the afternoon of Sept. 15, but a few hours later said the tally was 25.

Chatsworth Metrolink Crash is the Los Angeles Times' database of fatalities from the Sept. 12, 2008, train collision.

Latest Numbers

25 dead

135 injured

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