WASHINGTON (Jan. 31, 2018) — The National Transportation Safety Board has launched a full go-team to investigate today’s grade-crossing accident involving an Amtrak passenger train and a truck near Crozet, VA.
Senior highway safety investigator Pete Kotowski has been designated as the investigator-in-charge and will lead a multi-disciplinary team with expertise in human performance, highway factors, survival factors, vehicle factors, truck operations, train operations and grade crossing signals. The NTSB’s Office of Railroad, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Investigations and the Office of Research and Engineering are also sending investigators.
NTSB Member Earl Weener is accompanying the team and will serve as the principal spokesman on-scene.
Media relations specialist Keith Holloway will be on-scene to coordinate all media activities. He can be reached at Keith.Holloway@ntsb.gov or 202-314-6101.
Announcements about media briefings and other activities related to this investigation will be made on the NTSB’s media relations Twitter feed @NTSB_Newsroom.