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Fatal Train Collision in South Carolina Subject of NTSB Board Meeting
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 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

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

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