Event Type:Rail Accident
Date:May 25, 2013
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the collision and derailment of two freight trains near Scott City, MO that occurred at approximately 2:30 am local time, on May 25, 2013
Senior Rail Investigator Mike Flanigon is the investigator-in-charge. NTSB Board Member Robert L. Sumwalt accompanied the team and served as the principal spokesperson during the on-scene phase of the investigation.
Public Affairs Specialist Terry Williams was on-scene in Scott City to coordinate media related activities. For the latest information related to the investigation and any press briefings, follow us on twitter (@ntsb) or via our website at www.ntsb.gov
Media Contact: Eric M. Weiss 202-314-6100 (NTSB HQ)