The National Transportation Safety Board launched a go-team to investigate today's railroad grade crossing accident and explosion near Baltimore, Md., that occurred at approximately 2:00 PM (EDT) this afternoon.
NTSB highway safety Investigator Peter Kotowski will serve as the investigator-in-charge. NTSB Board Member Robert L. Sumwalt is accompanying the team and will serve as the principal spokesperson during the on-scene phase of the investigation.
Public Affairs Specialists Eric Weiss and Keith Holloway will be on scene in Baltimore to coordinate media-related activities. They can be reached by mobile phone at (202)-557-1350.
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