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:

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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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