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Victims of '08 Metrolink Crash Confront Train Co. Execs Today

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Some of the victims of the 2008 Metrolink and freight train collision were scheduled to meet with executives from Veolia Transportation, the company liable for the deadly accident that left 25 people dead and over 100 injured, reports the HuffPo. "Rep. Elton Gallegly said Veolia executives requested the meeting so they can hear from those who were injured or lost loved ones when a Metrolink train collided head-on with a freight train." Veolia is the parent company of Connex Railroad, who were responsible for putting engineer Robert Sanchez on the job, who ran a red light while text messaging on his cellphone.