Metrolink To Settle '05 Crash for $39 Million

Metrolink has reportedly agreed to pay $39 million to settle nearly all of the lawsuits filed over a derailment in 2005 caused by a man attempting suicide.

ABC7 quoted an attorney representing the crash victims as saying all but  one of the 186 wrongful death and injury suits against Metrolink has been  resolved.

A Los Angeles superior court judge has vacated a Jan. 4 trial date and is urging both parties to resolve the remaining suit, according to the station.

The deadly crash occured when Juan Manuel Alvarez parked his Jeep on the tracks in an attempt to commit suicide. 

He was later sentenced to 11 consecutive life terms for the accident, which killed 11 people and injured 180.  

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