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  • Accident No: RRD18MR007
  • Accident Type: Office of Railroad
  • Location: Alexandria, VA
  • Date: 5/19/2018

​The NTSB launched a Go-team to investigate the May 20, 2018 freight train derailment in Alexandria, VA. NTSB Chairman Sumwalt accompanied the team and will serve as the principal spokesman on-scene.

Announcements about media briefings and other activities related to this investigation will be made on the NTSB’s media relations Twitter feed @NTSB_Newsroom.

Contact: NTSB Media Relations
Terry Williams
(202) 314-6100

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