Chatsworth Metrolink Crash

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

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Reader tributes

Pete was the father of my young daughter's good friend. They met the first day of kindergarten and have gone thru elementary school together. Pete's wife and I spent time on school projects and ferrying the girls to and from play dates as we became friends. It was inevitable that I would also get to know Pete. Their's was the first home my daughter felt comfortable spending the night. There were special homemade treats and fabulous (my daughter's words) chocolate chip pancake breakfasts all made lovingly by Pete. I was lucky to get the "secret" ingredient so that I now can make those pancakes almost as well. I was fortunate to spend some wonderful times with Pete and his family who's annual Halloween get together allowed us "grown-ups" to have some fun too. Pete will be dearly missed by all who knew him and we will continue to honor his family with friendship, love, and support for years to come.

— Cathi
about Ernest "Pete" Kish,
posted September 15, 2008, at 7:23 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.
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Latest Numbers

25 dead

135 injured

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