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NTSB Opens Docket on Grade Crossing Accident in Nevada
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 NTSB Opens Docket on Grade Crossing Accident in Nevada

WASHINGTON - As part of its continuing investigation into the June 2011 accident in which a truck struck a passenger train at a highway-rail grade crossing in the Nevada desert, the National Transportation Safety Board has opened the public docket.

On June 24, 2011, at 11:19 a.m. PDT, an Amtrak passenger train, the California Zephyr, was struck broadside by a truck tractor in combination with two side-dump trailers. As a result of the collision, the truck driver and five people on the train were killed.

The information released is factual in nature and does not provide any analysis. Included in the docket are 68 photographs, interview transcripts, maintenance records, vehicle inspection reports and other documents. The docket material is available at

Additional material may be added to the docket as it becomes available. Analysis of the accident, along with a determination of probable cause, will come later this year when the final report on the investigation is completed.

This is a document release only. No interviews are being conducted.

NTSB Media Contact:
Office of Public Affairs
490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20594
(202) 314-6100
Peter Knudson

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Contact: NTSB Media Relations
490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20594