Memorial service honors 9 people killed in 2009 Metro crash

WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - The deadliest crash in Metro history happened 10 years ago today.

The loved ones left behind came together Saturday to honor the nine victims' memory.

Relatives, community leaders and the public came together at Legacy Memorial Park for a memorial service honoring the nine people who died after two Red Line trains collided into each other at the Fort Totten station in Northeast.

Metro's General Manager and Mayor Muriel Bowser led the ceremony. They focused on changes that have been made since the deadly crash.

For family members, it was a time to reflect and remember their loved ones. But it was also a moment to hold Metro accountable and remind everyone of the importance of maintaining Metro's infrastructure.

Metro has vowed to put safety before service since the 2009 crash. It's focused on rehabbing and repairing tracks, signals and railcars.

The work includes a massive restoration project that is underway this summer.