NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


NTSB LAUNCHES TEAM TO INVESTIGATE THE FATAL PASSIVE GRADE CROSSING ACCIDENT INVOLVING A SCHOOL BUS ON THE GEORGIA-TENNESSEE BORDER

March 28, 2000

The National Transportation Safety Board has launched a team to investigate the passive grade crossing accident involving a freight train and a school bus in Tennga, Georgia, on the border of Tennessee and 30 miles east of Chattanooga. Fatalities and injuries will be confirmed when the team arrives on the scene.

The NTSB's team is headed by Ken Suydam, Investigator-in-Charge. The seven member team will also be accompanied by Public Affairs Officer Lauren Peduzzi.

The NTSB command post has been established at the Hampton Inn in Chattanooga, TN. The Hampton Inn is located at 7013 Shallowford Rd. and can be reached by telephone at (423) 855-0095. This evening's press briefing will be announced as soon as the information is available.

NTSB Media Contact:
Terry N. Williams
202-314-6100
williat@ntsb.gov

 

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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.