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Last Moscow Metro Crash Victim Released From Hospital

Members of the emergency services carry an injured passenger outside a metro station following an accident on the subway in Moscow July 15, 2014.

The last remaining injured commuter who was hospitalized after this summer's derailment in the Moscow metro has been discharged and sent home, the Interfax news agency reported Tuesday.

The 24-year-old patient from the Lipetsk region sustained a serious spine injury after three metro cars skidded off the tracks between the Slavyansky Bulvar and Park Pobedy stations in western Moscow during morning rush hour on July 15.

The accident, the worst in the underground's 79-year history, killed 23 people and injured more than 150 others.

Russia's Investigative Committee said in July that a faulty rail switch that had been fastened with improper wiring is thought to have caused the accident.

The suspects in the case — who include rail technicians Valery Bashkatov and Yury Gordov — could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison if convicted of negligence resulting in death.

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