He always had a thing for trains... He would always want to take the trains to and from work, and he always wanted to travel in the first car. What he liked about the first car is that when the train dropped him off at the Simi Valley station, he would be able to wave at the conductor. That was his number one thing to do: wave at the conductor.
— Chris Spacey, son, 30
Spacey, a native of England, had lived in the United States for more than 30 years. On the Friday of the crash, he took an earlier train home because work at the printing plant was a little slow. As was his custom, Spacey sat in the first car.
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.