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Memorial Set For Metro Crash Victims

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WASHINGTON (AP) Metro is holding a memorial ceremony to honor the victims of the rail system's deadliest crash.

A letter sent to the victims' families from Metro's interim general manager says the ceremony will be held at Fort Totten Park at 10 a.m. next Tuesday exactly one year since the crash that killed nine people and injured 80.

The letter from Richard Sarles says the service will include remarks from non-denominational clergy and dignitaries. A bronze plaque listing the names of the victims also will be unveiled.

Last week, some of the victims' relatives complained that they had not been told about a memorial event.

The red line crash killed a train operator and eight passengers when a train slammed into another train stopped on the tracks.

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