Amtrak Passenger Train Head-on Collision with Stationary CSX Freight Train, Cayce, South Carolina, February 4, 2018

The National Transportation Safety Board met to determine the probable cause of the  Feb. 4, 2018, collision of an Amtrak and a CSX train near Cayce, South Carolina.

The collision occurred when a southbound Amtrak train was diverted from the main track through a hand-thrown switch into a siding and collided head-on with stationary CSX train. The engineer and conductor of the Amtrak train died as a result of the collision. At least 92 passengers and crew members on the Amtrak train were transported to medical facilities.

The urgent safety recommendation issued as a result of this ongoing investigation is available at 

WHO:  NTSB investigative staff and board members.

WHAT:  A board meeting open to the public.

WHERE:  NTSB Boardroom and Conference Center, 420 10th St., SW, Washington, DC.

WHEN:  Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 9:30 a.m. (EDT). 

HOW: Media covering the meeting in person are asked to be in place no later than 9:15 a.m. on the day of the event.  The public meeting will also be webcast.  A link to the webcast will be available shortly before the start of the meeting at 


See the archived Board Meeting video on NTSB's YouTube Channel


Opening Statement - Chairman Robert L. Sumwalt

Staff Presentations

Closing Statement - Chairman Robert L. Sumwalt



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