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25 dead in commuter, freight train crash

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  • This photo released by the California Department of Motor Vehicles shows Robert Sanchez, the engineer of the Metrolink commuter train that collided with a freight train on Friday near Chatsworth, California. Investigators are looking into whether texting played a role in the disastrous California train crash.
  • Sept. 14, 2008: Albert Cox, who was injured in a commuter train crash on Friday, attends a memorial service at Grace Brethren in Simi Valley, Calif. A train collided with a freight locomotive resulting in the death of at least 25 people.
  • Sept. 14, 2008: Investigators check the mangled remains of the Metrolink commuter train in Chatsworth, Calif.
  • Sept. 13, 2008: Denise Tyrrell, former Metrolink Media Relations Advisor, talks to reporters as firefighters continue to work on the wreckage of a Metrolink wagon in Chatsworth, Calif. On Saturday, Tyrrell made a swift announcement blaming the engineer driving the Metrolink train for failing to stop at a red light and causing the head-on crash. Tyrrell said she quit Monday because a Metrolink board statement called her announcement 'premature.' However, the National Transportation Safety Board confirmed on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, that the engineer, who was killed in the crash, had failed to stop at the final red signal.
  • Sept. 12, 2008: Firefighters carry an injured person to a waiting helicopter after a Metrolink commuter train en route to Oxnard from Los Angeles' Union Station and a freight train collided in the Chatsworth area northwest of Los Angeles.
  • Sept. 12, 2008: L.A. County firefighters carry an injured person into a waiting helicopter after a Metrolink commuter train en route from Los Angeles' Union Station to Oxnard collided with a freight train in the Chatsworth area.
  • Sept. 12, 2008: L.A. County firefighters carry an injured person to a waiting helicopter after a Metrolink commuter train and a freight train collided in the Chatsworth area outside Los Angeles.
  • Sept. 12, 2008: Rescue and recovery work continues under floodlights through the night after a MetroLink commuter train collided with a freight train in the Chatsworth area of Los Angeles.
  • Sept. 12, 2008: A gurney is lowered onto the wreckage as rescue and recovery work continues under floodlights after dark after a MetroLink commuter train collided with a freight train in the Chatsworth area of Los Angeles.
  • Sept. 12, 2008: An unidentified man sits bleeding while talking on his mobile phone after a train crash in Los Angeles.
  • Sept. 12, 2008: Injured people wait in a triage area after a Metrolink commuter train en route from Los Angeles' Union Station to Oxnard collided with a freight train in the Chatsworth area. Over 300 firefighters are working to douse flames and rescue victims, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
  • Sept. 12, 2008: L.A. County firefighters carry an injured person to a waiting helicopter after a Metrolink commuter train en route from Los Angeles' Union Station to Oxnard collided with a freight train in the Chatsworth area.
  • Sept. 12, 2008: Los Angeles City firefighter look for victims after a Metrolink commuter train en route from Los Angeles' Union Station to Oxnard collided with a freight train in the Chatsworth area. Over 300 firefighters are working to douse flames and rescue victims, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
  • Sept. 12, 2008: Firefighters search for victims after a Metrolink commuter train en route to Oxnard from Los Angeles' Union Station and a freight train collided in the Chatsworth area outside Los Angeles.
  • Sept. 12, 2008: Firefighters work to rescue victim after a Metrolink commuter train en route from Los Angeles' Union Station to Oxnard collided with a freight train in the Chatsworth area. Over 300 firefighters are working to douse flames and rescue victims, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
  • Sept. 12, 2008: A Metrolink worker checks a track light after a Metrolink commuter train en route from Los Angeles' Union Station to Oxnard collided with a freight train in the Chatsworth area. Over 300 firefighters are working to douse flames and rescue victims, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
  • Sept. 12, 2008: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (C) returns from a tour of the site of a collision between a Metrolink commuter train, en route to Oxnard from Los Angeles' Union Station, and a freight train in the Chatsworth area outside Los Angeles.
  • Sept. 12, 2008: Firefighter work to rescue victims after a Metrolink commuter train en route from Los Angeles' Union Station to Oxnard collided with a freight train in the Chatsworth area. Over 300 firefighters are working to douse flames and rescue victims, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
  • Sept. 12, 2008: Flames rise from a train wreck between a freight train and a MetroLink commuter train near Chatsworth, California. Three people were reported dead and 23 hurt on Friday after a freight train and commuter train collided outside Los Angeles.
  • Sept. 12, 2008: A victim of the train collision is is rushed to a helicopter after a MetroLink commuter train collided with a freight train in the Chatsworth area of Los Angeles.
  • Sept. 12, 2008: Los Angeles City Fire Department firefighters and other local fire and rescue agencies work to free trapped victims from a Metrolink commuter train after a train crash in the Porter Ranch area of Los Angeles.
  • Sept. 12, 2008: Rescuers remove a victim with a gurney attached to an aerial ladder as others continue rescue efforts after a MetroLink commuter train collided with a freight train in the Chatsworth area of Los Angeles.
  • Sept. 12, 2008: Train cars are overturned at the scene of an accident between a Union Pacific and Metrolink Amtrak train collision in Chatsworth, Calif.
  • Sept. 12, 2008: Firefighters work to pull out passengers at the scene of an accident where a Union Pacific and Metrolink Amtrak train collided in Chatsworth, Calif.
  • Sept. 12, 2008: A passenger is injured from an accident between a Union Pacific and Metrolink Amtrak train collision on in Chatsworth, Calif.
  • Sept. 12, 2008: Train cars are seen overturned after an accident between a Union Pacific and Metrolink Amtrak train collision on in Chatsworth, Calif.
  • Sept. 12, 2008: Train cars are seen overturned after an accident between a Union Pacific and Metrolink Amtrak train collision in Chatsworth, Calif.
  • Sept. 12, 2008: Train cars are seen overturned at the accident between a Union Pacific and Metrolink Amtrak train collision in Chatsworth, Calif.

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