Fatal Train Collision in South Carolina Subject of NTSB Board Meeting


​WASHINGTON (June 27, 2019) – The National Transportation Safety Board announced Thursday its intention to hold a board meeting July 23, 2019, 9:30 a.m. (EDT), 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 https://goo.gl/z87Dpz

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 http://ntsb.windrosemedia.com/.

To report an incident/accident or if you are a public safety agency, please call 1-844-373-9922 or 202-314-6290 to speak to a Watch Officer at the NTSB Response Operations Center (ROC) in Washington, DC (24/7).