Charles E. Peck was a 49-year-old customer service agent who went to Los Angeles to attend an interview for a new job. While returning on September 12, 2008, he died in a collision between a freight train and the commuter train he was traveling in.
The accident occurred in California’s San Fernando Valley, when the engineer failed to stop at the red signal because he was texting on his phone. 135 people were injured and 25, among whom was Peck, died.
Peck’s family members and fiancée received 35 calls from his phone during the 11 hours after the accident, but when answered all they got was static. However, it gave them hope that he was still alive and just trapped in the wreckage.
Peck’s fiancée, Andrea Katz, was on her way driving to the train station to pick him up when she heard about the crash on the radio. His son, brother, sister, and stepmother along with his fiancée received a total of 35 calls from his phone through the first twelve hours before his body was finally found. When they tried to call him back they could only reach his voice mail.
What is strange is that Peck had actually died on impact when the two trains collided and when the rescuers finally found his body the cell phone was nowhere to be found.
The calls his family received encouraged the rescuers to find where he could be by using its signal, which meant going through the wreckage of the first train again. They were able to locate his body an hour after the calls to his family stopped. However, as far as the investigators revealed, Puck’s phone was never found. How or why the phone calls occurred for so long and so many times after his death remains a mystery that probably would never be solved.
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