According to local media, a teacher died Saturday afternoon in a hospital after getting injured in the collision.
U.S. federal safety investigators said Saturday that they had recovered two data recorders from the Metrolink train, and a data and video recorder from the freight locomotive, and are analyzing the data to see why the commuter train engineer apparently blew a stop signal.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger toured the crash scene at noon, and reassured the public that train was a statistically safer way to travel when compared with autos.
Los Angeles County Coroners and Urban Search and Rescue personnel remove a body from the wreckage of a commuter train that collided head-on with a freight train in the Chatsworth area of Los Angeles Sept. 12, 2008. [Xinhua/Reuters Photo]
(Xinhua News Agency September 14, 2008)