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Grade-crossing accident involving an Amtrak passenger train and a truck near Crozet, VA

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  • Accident No: HWY18MH005
  • Accident Type: Office of Highway Safety
  • Location: Crozet, VA
  • Date: 1/31/2018

​The National Transportation Safety Board launched a full go-team to investigate the grade-crossing accident involving an Amtrak passenger train and a truck near Crozet, VA on January 31, 2018.

Senior highway safety investigator Pete Kotowski has been designated as the investigator-in-charge and led 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 accompanyied the team and will served as the principal spokesman on-scene.

Media relations specialist Keith Holloway was on-scene to coordinate all media activities.  He can be reached at 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.

See the photos on Flickr

Contact: NTSB Media Relations
Keith Holloway
(202) 314-6100