Transportation Safety Board announced Thursday its intention to hold a
board meeting May 21, 2019, 1 p.m. (ET), to determine the probable cause of the
18, 2017, Amtrak accident near DuPont, Washington.
Three passengers were killed and 65 others including
passengers, crew and occupants of highway vehicles were injured when Amtrak
train 501, traveling at 78 mph, derailed from a highway overpass near DuPont,
Washington. The accident happened during the first regular passenger service
trip on a single main track near milepost 19.86. The lead locomotive, the power
car and two passenger railcars derailed onto Interstate 5, and eight highway
vehicles came into contact with the derailed equipment.
Previously released information about the accident
investigation is available at https://go.usa.gov/xEsHk.
WHO: NTSB investigative staff and board
WHAT: An open to the public board meeting.
Boardroom and Conference Center, 420 10th St., SW, Washington, DC.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 1 p.m.
HOW: Media covering the meeting in person are asked
to be in place no later than 12:45 p.m. on the day of the event. The public
meeting will also be webcast. A link for the webcast will be available at
shortly before the start of the meeting.
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).