NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs

NTSB Launching team to investigate train derailment in Illinois

October 7, 2011

The National Transportation Safety Board has launched a Go-Team to investigate a freight train derailment that occurred in Tiskilwa, Illinois this morning.

Railroad Investigator Tim DePaepe will serve as Investigator-in-Charge for the team of six. Terry Williams is the public affairs officer accompanying the team. Once the team arrives on scene this morning, Mr. Williams may be reached on his cell phone at 202-320-2594.

NTSB Press Contact: Terry Williams (on-scene in Illinois)

NTSB Public Affairs (DC): 202-314-6100



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