Spree, I feel you with me every day. I miss you terribly.
I know we are one and we will meet ounce again.
It's too bad that others do not know what real loss is!
Love you always, mom

— Sha moran(Mom)
March 26, 2014 at 3:17 p.m.

I knew Howard, his sister Harriet, his mom Marcia and father Marty when they lived in Brooklyn in the early 1950s. Howard was the guy I looked up to as a child. He was funny and always had something intelligent to tell me, even though I was five years old and Howie was a teenager. At the time my dad was into tape recordings and somewhere in my collection of reel-to-reels there are some recordings of Howie's voice.

My condolences to the Pompel family.

— Michael Tenenbaum
January 26, 2014 at 7:45 p.m.

Just now (Jan 2014) I learned Dennis had passed. I played fiddle in his family bluegrass band years ago, even though I wasn't family. I was impressed by his lokomaika'i (Hawaiian for good heartedness, plus). Nui kona aloha!

— Mike McClellan
January 22, 2014 at 7:29 a.m.

It' Been 5 Years And I Still Miss Walt So Very much. he Would Really Love his grandson And WouldBe So Proud Of His Family.

— Vanessa pagenkopf
September 12, 2013 at 8:42 p.m.

It's me chuck , I miss you very much , it's so hard to believe , that your gone , it's been five years , and I feel like your going to come around the Cornner at any moment , I want to thank you for saying good bye to me on the golf course , it was you plan as day , I just wish we could of had more time , and not a moment , you would be so proud of CJ , he's become quit a man , Daniels doing good , I wish he'd do much better , but hell I'm not doing any better so , I'm sad about leaving L.A. And not being able to go to you anymore , but I needed to get out of there , I think it wasn't good for me to always be going out to the site to see you , as you know , I'm always talking to you , holding you , DAMM it chuck go and smash that up side his head , I'm sure it was murder , his texting was just bull, he left five min. Early , ran four red lights , and never hit his brakes ,, I miss our talks , , I wish we could go fishing , I miss doing things with you , as you know you'll always be with me , I mean , you can never leave me , I had you put around my neck , you can never , I mean never come off , I had you sealed in with silver , , I'm reading what all your friends have said about you , and Andrea , I know I shouldn't dwell over our lose , but I miss you chuck , I have a very big hole in my heart , you were my rock , I feel I hear ou talking though me , and I hear footsteps walking with me , and your making me crazy , cuz I hear my name being called which I don't tell anyone , anymore , don't want to be put on meds for it , so it will be just between us ok bro , I'll talk to you later love ya and miss you so much it hurts , I just want to play one more round of golf , Andreas doing fine , from what I hear , she's taking your name , which I think is fantastic , you should have married her chuck , you left her way to soon , and broke and your kids never helped her out of YOUR money problems , , I think me and CJ are going back up to the keyni river , next year , I hope we do , I miss them ,well chuck must go as you can see I have my own problems , I love and miss you , your loving brother

— Richard peck
September 12, 2013 at 4:22 a.m.

On the 5 year anniversary, the memory of Maria Elena is just as strong. I met her in kindergarten as a sweet, funny little girl. We became close friends in middle school and remained cordial through high school. It still pains me to this day to think about the tragedy. A girl so young and so bright, it's just not fair. My heart goes out to Belen, Gonzalo, Bianca, and Raymon. You all are so strong and I wish you nothing but the best. Maria, I'll never forget you. You have a special place in my memories and I'm grateful to have known you.

— Cindy
September 12, 2013 at 1:59 a.m.

Still thinking about you all the time, especially in fall.

— michael
September 8, 2011 at 12:28 p.m.

I think about you alot! Still miss you!

— erin
May 26, 2011 at 1:31 p.m.

i still miss you everyday. i hope your in a much better place.

— friend
May 16, 2011 at 12:56 a.m.

Walt was like a second father to me when I was growing up. I'm grateful to have had someone like him to look up to as a child. I am glad to have been part of his life. He is the kind of man that I strive to become.

— Billy Chase
May 14, 2011 at 2:33 a.m.

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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