NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


PNTSB SENDS TEAM TO INVESTIGATE MULTIPLE FATALITY HIGHWAY ACCIDENT IN KENTUCKY

March 26, 2010

The National Transportation Safety Board is dispatching a Go Team to investigate this morning's fatal crash involving a tractor-trailer and a van in Kentucky.

At about 5:15 Central Daylight Time this morning, a tractor- trailer crossed the median of Interstate 65 near Munfordville, Kentucky and struck a 15-passenger van head on. State Police report multiple fatalities in the crash.

Senior highway investigator Peter Kotowski will serve as Investigator-in-Charge of the 6-person team. NTSB Vice Chairman Christopher Hart will accompany the team and serve as principal spokesman for the on-scene investigation.

Peter Knudson is accompanying the team as press officer, and will be able to be reached on his cell phone (202-557-1350) when he arrives in Kentucky this afternoon. He will announce details on a press briefing when arrangements are made.

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.