WASHINGTON (June 29, 2019) — The National Transportation Safety Board deployed three investigators Friday to Port Huron, Michigan, in response to the derailment of a Canadian National Railway train in the Sarnia Tunnel that spans the U.S. – Canada border.
Investigators with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada and the NTSB are working to determine the point of derailment. If the point of derailment is in the U.S., the NTSB will become the lead agency for the accident investigation.
At this time preliminary information indicates the point of derailment is in Canada, as such, NTSB investigators are gathering information and are standing by to assist the TSB as needed. Similarly, because the NTSB is not the lead agency, requests for information regarding the accident should be directed to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, Media Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.