Death toll 24 after LA commuter train crash - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Death toll 24 after LA commuter train crash

LOS ANGELES - Authorities said Saturday they'd 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, injuring 135 people.

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.

(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)

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