Chatsworth Metrolink Crash

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

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Reader tributes

I saw Maria's mother on the news the night of the crash. The pain in her voice as she waited for news of her daughter stayed with me all night long. I was so sad to see her name listed among the fatalities. I have a daughter almost the same age with big dreams and her whole life ahead of her. My heart aches for this woman who will never see her child grow up and live her dreams. May God bless and comfort your family. There are no words I can say to ease your pain, but just know that we are praying for you.

— Elma, North Hollywood
about Maria Elena Villalobos,
posted September 14, 2008, at 8:11 a.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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