Collision Involving Two Freight Trains

Goodwell, OK
June 24, 2012

On Tuesday June 18, 2013, the National Transportation Safety Board will meet to consider the following accident investigation report:

On June 24, 2012, at about 10:00 a.m., an eastbound and a westbound UP freight train collided while operating on a straight track near Goodwell. As a result of the crash, three of the four crewmembers aboard the two trains were fatally injured. The fourth crewmember jumped from the locomotive prior to the collision and survived with no major injuries. Fuel tanks from the derailed locomotives were ruptured and created a diesel-fed fire. Damages were estimated at $14.79 million.

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