NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


NTSB LAUNCHES TEAM TO WMATA ACCIDENT IN ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND

January 26, 2010

The National Transportation Safety Board has launched a team of investigators to today's Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) accident in Rockville, MD.  At 1:45 am (EST) a hi-rail vehicle, in the work zone on the red line near Rockville Station, struck and killed two employees on the track.

NTSB rail investigator Stephen Klejst has been designated as the Investigator-in-charge and is accompanied by two investigators with expertise in operations and human performance.

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

 

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of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.