NTSB Releases Reports in Fatal Fallon Amtrak-Truck Crash

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A witness who saw a semi-truck crash into an Amtrak train in the Nevada desert said the truck driver seemed unaware of the approaching passenger train despite flashing lights and a lowered cross arm at the rural train crossing north of Fallon.

The account was included in thousands of pages of documents released Friday by the National Transportation Safety Board detailing the factual findings in its investigation into the June 24, 2011 crash that killed six and injured dozens.

The report does not address the cause of the crash or make any recommendations. Those will come at a later date.

An NTSB spokesman says the federal board is expected to hold a hearing to review the investigative findings by the end of the year, though no date has been set.


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