NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


NTSB SENDING TEAM TO INVESTIGATE AMTRAK COLLISION IN CHICAGO

November 30, 2007

The National Transportation Safety Board is dispatching a Go Team to investigate the collision between an Amtrak passenger train and a freight train in Chicago, Illinois this afternoon.

NTSB Rail Investigator Ted Turpin will serve as Investigator-in-Charge and lead the 7-member team. Vice Chairman Robert Sumwalt will accompany the team and serve as spokesman for the on-scene investigation. Keith Holloway is the press officer accompanying the team.

Once the team arrives in Chicago, Holloway can be reached on his cell phone at (202) 557-1350.

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.