NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


FATAL GRADE CROSSING COLLISION INVOLVING COMMUTER TRAIN IN INDIANA TO BE SUBJECT OF NTSB MEETING JULY 21

July 15, 1999

The National Transportation Safety Board holds a public Board meeting Wednesday, July 21, at 9:30 a.m., at its headquarters building, 490 L'Enfant Plaza, S.W., Washington, D.C., 5th floor meeting room.

One item is on the agenda:

The June 18, 1998 collision between a Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) two-car passenger train with a flatbed semitrailer loaded with steel coils. Three people on the train were killed.

The meeting room is lighted for television, and has an audio mult box.

***Note: Major reconstruction has begun at L'Enfant Plaza that has disrupted normal traffic patterns outside the building. This might affect television trucks that usually park on the plaza, but should not affect pedestrian traffic or those who park in the garage.***

NTSB Office of Public Affairs: (202) 314-6100

 

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged with determining the probable cause
of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.