The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a team of investigators to Chatsworth, California to investigate an accident involving a Metrolink passenger train and freight train.
There are reports of six fatalities and multiple injuries.
NTSB Railroad Investigator Wayne Workman will serve as Investigator-in-Charge and lead the team. NTSB Board Member Kitty Higgins will serve as principal spokesman during the on-scene investigation. Terry Williams will accompany the team as press officer.
Mr. Williams may be reached on his cell phone (202-557-1350) when he arrives in California Saturday morning.