NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


NTSB SENDING TEAM TO INVESTIGATE BUS CRASH IN TEXAS

August 8, 2008

The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a team of investigators to Sherman, Texas today to investigate a charter bus crash that occurred early this morning.

At 12:45 am CDT, a charter bus carrying 55 passengers ran off US Highway 75 and landed on its side. There are reports of multiple fatalities and injuries.

NTSB Highway Investigator Robert Accetta will serve as Investigator-in-Charge and lead the 6-member team, including a member from the Office of Transportation Disaster Assistance. Mr. Accetta has already arrived on-scene and the rest of the team is expected to arrive some time later today.

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.