Search on Metrolink Train Ends, Death Toll Now 25
As the search for victims ended this afternoon, one of the hospitalized victims died, making him the 25th loss due to yesterday's crash between a Metrolink commuter train and a Union Pacific freight train. Paul Long, an English teacher at Oaks Christian School, was taken off life support at County-USC Medical Center this afternoon. He was traveling home with his wife and son, who were injured with non life-threatening injuries, after a trip to South Carolina for a funeral for Long's mother. A partial or full list of the deaths is expected to be released later today, but fire officials anticipate more deaths as so many people were taken to the hospitals in critical condition.