Chatsworth Metrolink Crash

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

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Reader tributes

I have known Mr. Long for quite some time. First, when my sisters went to Grace Brethren High School, and more personally when I attended. He was such a great man and amazing teacher. He was passionate about everything he talked about, no matter what topic. We could sit in class for a bit talking about Lord of the Rings and he would get so excited, and than a minute later be talking about a book we had read for that class and he would be equally enthusiastic. I feel blessed to have known Mr. Long he really was always there when you needed him, and he will be missed greatly by all of those lives he has touched. I am comforted to know that Mr. Long was such a great man of God and is in a much better place. Thank you for all you have taught me Mr. Long! I will see you one day again.

My prayers are with you Mrs. Long and Devin, may God bless you both.

— Natalie Gonzalez
about Paul Long,
posted September 15, 2008, at 10:05 p.m.

Facts about the 25 identified fatalities:

By gender
By hometown
By marital status
By train car
By occupation
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.
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Latest Numbers

25 dead

135 injured

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