Calamities

Train victim's phone kept calling family, they say

Chuck Peck's cell phone called family members 35 times on Friday night and Saturday during the hours while they waited to hear whether he had survived the Metrolink train crash in Chatsworth. Each time, Peck's relatives who received calls — his son, brother, stepmother, sister and fiancee — say they heard only static on the other end. They would call back and get voice mail, the family members told Larry Altman at the Daily Breeze.

The calls stopped coming at 3:28 a.m. Firefighters recovered Peck's body about an hour later....

Coroner's officials told Peck's family members that he was killed instantly. His body showed no sign that he lived even for a short time after the crash.

No one can explain why his cellular telephone dialed his loved ones on its own. The phone hasn't been found.

Peck was visiting from Salt Lake City to look for a job when he got on the Metrolink train.


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