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Memorial For Metrolink Crash Victims To Be Unveiled In Ventura County Today

Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2013 12:10am

Today marks the fifth anniversary of a deadly Metrolink train crash in the San Fernando Valley, which killed 25 people, including 21 from Ventura County.

A special event to commemorate the victims is set to take place in Moorpark.

A memorial plaque is going to be unveiled this afternoon at the Moorpark Metrolink station.  The bronze plaque embedded in a rock will be unveiled at 4:40 this afternoon, which was around the time of the head on crash between the Ventura County bound commuter train, and a freight train in Chatsworth.

In addition to the 25 deaths, about 100 people were injured.  Investigators concluded that the engineer controlling the Metrolink train was distracted because he was texting, causing him to miss a red light, and leading to the head on crash.

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