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NTSB LAUNCHING TEAM TO INVESTIGATE AMTRAK ACCIDENT IN NEVADA



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                       NTSB ADVISORY

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National Transportation Safety Board

Washington, DC 20594

 

June 24, 2011

 

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NTSB LAUNCHING TEAM TO INVESTIGATE AMTRAK ACCIDENT IN NEVADA

 

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The National Transportation Safety Board has launched a Go-

Team to investigate the collision between an Amtrak

passenger train and a vehicle at a grade crossing on a rural

highway in Nevada.

 

The Amtrak train was traveling from Chicago to Emeryville,

Calif., when it was stuck by a truck at about 11:25 a.m. PT

today. Numerous fatalities and multiple injuries have been

reported.

 

Robert Accetta will serve as Investigator-in-Charge for the

team. Member Earl Weener is accompanying the team and will

serve as principal spokesman during the on-scene phase of

the investigation.

 

Peter Knudson is the public affairs officer accompanying the

team; he may be reached on his cell phone at 202-557-1350.

 

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NTSB Media Contact:

Peter Knudson

202-557-1350

peter.knudson@xxxxxxxx

 

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