NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


NTSB LAUNCHES TEAM TO INVESTIGATE AMTRAK TRAIN DERAILMENT IN SOUTH CAROLINA

May 14, 2002

Washington, DC -- The National Transportation Safety Board has launched a team to investigate the derailment of Amtrak train PO-97 in Coosawhatchie, South Carolina. The train derailed this morning after striking a tractor-trailer that was on the tracks.

A team of highway and railroad investigators will conduct the on-site phase of the investigation.

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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.