Manuel Acosta Macias Jr., 31
Died: September 12, 2008
Anyone he came in contact with, he touched them in some way or another, always positive. He really knew how to live life, really knew how to have fun. I always admired him for that.
— Melissa Grisales, sister
Manuel Macias, a 31-year-old yoga instructor, had called his mother to say he missed the 2:20 p.m. train out of Union Station in Los Angeles. He would have to take the next one, he said. At 3:50 p.m., he called his aunt to say he would be home soon. When they heard about the crash, they called his phone repeatedly. No answer. They called three hospitals looking for him. No one had a record of him.
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.