Search Of LA Train Crash Wreckage Ends; Toll At 24
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say they’ve finished the grim search for victims of the Los Angeles commuter train collision and the death toll stands at 24.
It took nearly a day to sift through the mangled remains of a commuter train that collided head-on with a freight train Friday. About 135 people were injured.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says the search ended Saturday afternoon.
The Metrolink train collided with a Union Pacific freight train in the Chatsworth area of Los Angeles on Friday afternoon.
Metrolink spokeswoman Denise Tyrrell says a preliminary investigation has determined that the Metrolink engineer failed to stop at a red light, causing the collision.