Today’s Headlines: Friday’s Metrolink Crash

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(Editor’s Note: After combing through literally hundreds of articles, I decided to post the links from LAist and the Bottleneck Blog.  Their combined stories cover the news from the crash completely.  The stories run chronologically with the earlier stories posted first.  Excellent work Steve, Zach, and the rest of the staff at LAist.)

Bottleneck Blog:

Announcing the Crash

Metrolink: A system forged from freight lines Metrolink service update (Saturday)

Metrolink crash: How trains navigate the tracks

Blood Drive Continues

Sunday morning updateMetrolink’s fatalities high compared to other commuter railroads

Metrolink board: blaming engineer was premature

Metrolink service update

LAist:

4 Dead in Metrolink Train Derailment

Rescue Operations Continue

What We Know About Today’s Derailment

Photos from Train Crash

Chatsworth Train Was Close to Tunnel

Death Toll at 18, Expected to Rise

City Flags Lowered to Half Mast

More Photos from Crash

Metrolink Blames Engineer

Search for Victims/Survivors Ends.  Death Toll at 25

Was Engineer Driving While Texting?

Partial List of Crash Victims Released

Board of Directors Holds Special Meeting

Metrolink Spokeswoman Who Blamed Engineer Quits

Photo: Zach Behrens/LAist

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