NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


NTSB LAUNCHES TEAM TO HIGHWAY ACCIDENT IN MISSOURI

August 5, 2010

The National Transportation Safety Board has launched a go- team to investigate today's highway accident involving two school buses in Gray Summit, Missouri.

At approximately 10:15 a.m., a four vehicle collision occurred on eastbound Interstate 44 near the exit to State Highway 100. A bobtail tractor was rear-ended by a pickup truck which was then struck in the rear by a school bus. That school bus was then struck by another school bus. The Missouri Highway Patrol is currently reporting two fatalities. There was reportedly roadway construction and congestion in the area of the collision.

NTSB Board Member Christopher A. Hart is accompanying the team and will serve as the on-scene spokesman. Senior Highway Investigator Peter Kotowski, has been designated as the Investigator-in-Charge. Public Affairs Officer Terry Williams is accompanying the team. The team is expected to arrive on-scene this evening.

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NTSB Media Contact: Terry N. Williams,
On-Scene (202) 557-1350
williat@ntsb.gov
NTSB's 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.